Accused murderer Anwar Jack is escorted from the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. (iWN photo)

The man accused of murdering Christian cleric Ian Enoch asked police on Wednesday if his handcuffs must be removed for his court appearance.

Anwar Jack, 24, asked the questions of the detective who escorted him to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where the charge was read to him.

Jack’s question came as the detectives were about to remove the handcuffs just before entering the courtroom.

The detectives told him yes, and he said nothing further.

Jack was not required to plea to the indictable murder charge when Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett read it to him.

He was remanded into custody and will appear before the Serious Offences Court on Sept. 3, 2018, when the date for a preliminary inquiry would be set.

Jack did not respond when iWitness News asked him as he was escorted to a police vehicle after the court appearance, if he had murdered Enoch, as alleged.

The Crown is alleging that Jack murdered Enoch at Argyle sometime between 8 p.m. on Friday and 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, by chopping him about his body with a cutlass.

The body of Enoch, a 50-year-old travel agent supervisor of Brighton, originally of Trinidad, was found wrapped in a sheet at Argyle on Saturday.

Enoch is also a bishop in the Spiritual Baptist Church.

Sources have told iWitness News that Jack has told police that he and Enoch had a sexual relationship.

Accused murderer Anwar Jack ignores a question about whether he killed Spiritual Baptist bishop, Ian Enoch, as alleged.

Posted by iWitness News on Friday, August 24, 2018

8 replies on “Accused murderer questions removal of his handcuffs (+video)”

  1. they will learn their lesson one day soon for removing and escorting serious offense criminals without handcuffs .

  2. My boy walk out there without show or remorse. The hurt he put his mom in that she have to go bed and wake up and asked God to grant you forgiveness. As for the deceased, you may be mannerly and being a Bishop, you took full advantage of a young man. You should’ve definitely be a better person. All what we’re reading is allegations but you had a wife and kid You are a foul individual, have a wife and a kid plus you in church misleading the masses. You’re horrible brethren, this is why people never believe in religion, but recognizes there is a Most High. Be conscious young people.

  3. A.Browne you seem like you are a certain gullible person that is easily taken and be influenced. How do you know whether the killer story is,true or not? There is an common adage that goes like this”dead man tells no tales”.

    The man could have been the agressor for that matter. I am not buying his story until a thought investigation has concluded.

  4. Bud, did you read what I said, its ALLEGATION at the moment. If the deceased was involved in a homosexual activity with the accused is all wrong but who am I to judged. All what am saying he took advantage of a young man thus he had a wife and kid and on top of that he was a Bishop in a church. How can this be right?

  5. Hashtag Prince says:

    Wow he smiling like a movie-star, happy for the police escort!!!

    I reckon that this was not a “relationship”, but a money transaction “sex-capade”.
    May be a regular practice of the accused as well.
    This alleged killer did not get what he bargained for- the first time- and he decided to try again with the INTENT that if he was taken for granted the second time he would prove his hand.

    However it was to his detriment, to which his present condition has not hit home yet. He is still on the “victory” spree.

    It is unfortunate and sad that the deceased “Bishop” has been associated with the SBC Faith. He lost focus and THE WAY, with his sexual “appetite”. May God have mercy on his soul!

    People tend to judge the whole bunch of apples rather than separate the stained bad one. Many will use this as an excuse to shun Christianity and endorse their own philosophy, or even criticize the Spiritual Baptist Church just to be in their own comfort zone doing their own thing. I deduce it is not fair to be lambasted with such an assessment due to the unfaithfulness of an erring leader, but that is human nature, sad but true.

  6. So let me get this it’s ok to kill a person because he a sodomite which is against god laws, but so is killing and how do we know which of gods laws to enforce and when. In a civilize society we cannot go about killing people because we do not agree with the life choices.

  7. Dude, killing is wrong and I will be sympathetic towards a family of any deceased but this one hell no. I highly doubt that his wife didn’t know about his rendezvous with homosexuality. I need to go and get an STD check and moved go. In society, many of us are afraid to speak the truth, fearing what people will say and think but this kind of behaviour is not new to the deceased. Waste man

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