Escaped Prisoner, Kapildeo Gangadin was recaptured this morning, one day after he bolted from the Lusignan Prison.

The double-murder accused was recaptured sometime around 09:30hrs in the vicinity of Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara, according to a statement from the Guyana Prison Service.

The statement added that the escapee was in a minibus proceeding to Parika, East Bank Essequibo. However, acting on information, police on the West Coast of Demerara immediately launched a road-block operation at Onderneeming Public Road, resulting in the capture of Gangadin.

He was taken into custody by members of the Guyana Police Force.

Meanwhile, the Prison Administration said it would like to express thanks to the ranks of the Guyana Police Force and the public for their commitment and dedication that led to the speedy recapture of the prisoner.

Further, Director of Prisons (ag) Nicklon Elliot, assured that the Guyana Prison Service stands resolute in maintaining security within the country’s prisons.

He also noted that officers who fail to adhere to the established security rules to maintain a secure and efficient environment in the prison system will be sanctioned.


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