Lusignan prison escapee recaptured in Good Hope cane field


One day after he escaped from the Lusignan Prison, 18-year-old Kavin Singh was recaptured on Friday.

Prison authorities in a statement said Singh was recaptured in a cane field at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara by a Joint Services team.

The inmate, who was on remand, had escaped through a detached chain link fence while he was attending Virtual Court sometime between 09:45 hrs and 11:37 hrs on Thursday.

While awaiting his court session, Singh asked to use the prisoner washroom located on the north-western side of the court compound. Permission was granted and the prisoner went to use the washroom without supervision.

The prison officer said upon his return to the washroom, he discovered the inmate missing, and an alarm was raised.

Checks were made and it was discovered that the eastern chain-link fence of the court compound was detached from the post.

Singh was remanded last year December with two counts of possession of ammunition and firearm, and robbery underarms.

Singh is expected to be charged for escaping lawful custody.

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