Earlier today, between 09:45hrs and 11:37hrs, 18-year-old prisoner on remand, Kavin Singh of Lot 291 School Street Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) escaped from the Lusignan Prison Virtual Court compound while attending court.

Singh was admitted at the Lusignan Prison in December last year after he was charged with two counts of Possession of Ammunition and Firearm and Robbery under Arms.

At about 09:30 hrs today, Prison Officer Dhanraj ‘uplifted’ seven inmates including Kavin Singh to attend court at Lusignan Prison. Singh and the other inmates were left in the custody of Prison Officer Rawlewayne Payne.

At about 09:45hrs, Kavin Singh, who was foot-cuffed at the time, asked Prison Officer Payne to use the prisoner washroom which is situated to the north western side of the court compound. Permission was granted and Singh left and went to use the washroom.

According to Prison Officer Payne, he left and went to the court office leaving the prisoner in the washroom and upon his return, he went to the washroom and discovered Singh missing, hence an alarm was raised.

Checks were made in the court compound and it was observed that the eastern fence of the court compound (chain link fence) was detached from the post.

Searches are presently being conducted to recapture the prison escapee.


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