3 years jail for double murder accused who escaped from Lusignan prison


Kapildeo Gangadin, who is accused of two murders, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to escaping from the Lusignan prison on the East Coast of Demerara.

Police Headquarters revealed that Gangadin, 24, appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on November 1 where he pleaded guilty to the charge of escape from lawful custody.

Kapildeo escaped from the quarantine facility of the prison on October 28 after he tampered with the locks; he was recaptured the following day in a minibus near Onderneeming on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD).

According to information from the Guyana Prison Service, Gangadin was in a minibus proceeding to Parika on the East Bank Essequibo and so the police launched a road-block operation and intercepted the vehicle.

Gangadin of Annandale, ECD was charged with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Ganesh ‘Chris’ Persaud on October 15, 2021, and the January 18, 2020 murder of 24-year-old fisherman Mukesh Mangra known as ‘Paul’.

Gangadin appeared in the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court on October 20 and was not required to plea to the two counts of murder.

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