Inmate tampered with quarantine housing unit to escape from Lusignan prison

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Members of the Joint Services have launched a manhunt for Kapildeo Gangadin, a double-murder accused, who managed to escape from the Lusignan Prison this morning (Thursday October 28, 2021).

Director of Prisons (ag) Nicklon Elliot confirmed the escape took place sometime around 04:05am Thursday after a routine check was conducted, the Guyana Prison Service said in a release.

In the statement, the Prison Service confirmed that Gangadin was housed in the Quarantine section of the Prison.

Quarantine section of the Lusignan Prison

From initial investigations, Gangadin had tampered with the housing unit. Upon gaining entry from the housing unit, he ventured to the back of the prison where he used a cloth-pole to scale the fence.

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He proceeded into the farms where he scaled the gate and made good his escape into the dumpsite.

Immediately a joint patrol was established at the outer perimeter of the prison and a search has been launch by the Joint Services to recapture the escape.

The Prison Service is warning persons that aiding and abetting the escape is a criminal offence.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the escapee should contact the nearest Police station or call 911.



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