Father of man killed in Lusignan prison threatened that he is ‘next’


The relatives of 30-year-old Shaheed Alli of Barr Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, who was beaten to death by prisoners at the Lusignan Prison staged a small protest in front of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court demanding justice Tuesday.

“Them (the persons responsible for his son’s death) contacted me and tell me I going next,” Roy Alli, the man’s father told reporters outside the court.

Shaheed Alli was one of the men accused of murdering an Albouystown businesswoman Sumintra Dinool in 2014. He was charged jointly with Malcolm Culley.

On April 2, Alli was charged and remanded to the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara, but within a few hours of his arrival, Alli was attacked and severely beaten while sleeping in Bay 1 of the facility.

He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and died on April 5, hours after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull.

Dead: Shaheed Alli. [Photo taken from Stabroek News]
During an interview with the media, his father, Roy Alli, explained that his son was murdered by other persons in prison for $5,000.

“I know who killed him. Is five of them kill my son in jail and they are threatening to kill me.

“…if I can’t get justice for my son is best I go home,” the father said.

The grieving father claimed that his son witnessed the 2014 murder and there were attempts to silence him.

The man complained that prison officials and the Police are tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding his son’s death.

The man explained that the police keep telling his family that the matter is being investigated.

“I will continue to protest till the day I die! I want justice for my son,” the father stressed.

“My son was murdered within the prison; they know who killed my son.”

The murder of Sumintra Dinool is currently before Magistrate Faith McGusty. The matter was adjourned until May 17, 2019 for the charge to be amended.

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