2017 Lusignan prison escapee back on Guyana’s soil


Paul Goriah, a 35-year-old prisoner who escaped from the Lusignan Prison in July 2017 and was later captured in Suriname three years later was on Thursday handed over to local law enforcement authorities.

Goriah was committed to stand trial for the murder in the course or furtherance of a robbery committed on Anthony Breedy which occurred between March 12 -14, 2016.

After being handed over by the Suriname authorities, Goriah was escorted to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Georgetown.

While there, he was questioned and he told investigators that after he escaped from the Lusignan Prison, he went to Lethem in Region Nine and crossed the border and entered Brazil.

He was held briefly by the Brazilian authorities and thereafter, lived in the neighbouring country for a year before making his way to Suriname.

On June 12, 2020, Goriah was arrested in Suriname for being part of a three-man gang suspected of attempted robbery.

Before he escaped from the Lusignan, Goriah had escaped from the Georgetown Prison at Camp Street on July 9, 2017 but was recaptured soon after.

He was one of four men who had been charged and remanded to prison for the murder of Breedy.

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