Lusignan prisoner escaped through ‘detached fence’


The inmate who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on Thursday morning did so through a detached chain link fence.

A subsequent report from the Guyana Prison Service said that 18-year-old Kavin Singh, who was on remand, escaped from the Virtual Court compound sometime between 09:45 hrs and 11:37 hrs.

He was awaiting his court session.

The authorities said that at about 09:30 hrs, 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.

Minutes later, around 09:45 hrs Singh, who was foot-cuffed at the time, asked Prison Officer Payne to use the prisoner washroom located to the northwestern side of the court compound.

Permission was granted and Singh left. The Prison Officer Payne returned to the court office, leaving the prisoner in the washroom, and upon returning, Singh was nowhere to be found.

An alarm was raised and a search was immediately launched.

“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,” the report said.

Singh’s last known address was listed as Lot 291 School Street Grove, East Bank Demerara. He was on remand after being charged with two counts of Possession of Ammunition and Firearm and Robbery under Arms.

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