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A manhunt is on for an 18-year-old prisoner, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on Thursday while attending a virtual court hearing.
The prison escapee has been identified as 18-years-old Kavin Singh of Lot 291 School Street, Grove, East Bank Demerara.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, explained that Singh escaped from the compound of the prison between 9:45hrs and 11:37hrs on Thursday.
Singh was admitted at the Lusignan Prison on December 6, 2021 having been charged with two counts of Possession of Ammunition and Firearm and Robbery under Arms.
“At about 09:30 hrs today, 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.
At about 09:45 hrsKavin Singh, who was foot-cuffed at the time, asked Prison Officer Payne to use the prisoner washroom which is situated to the north western side of the court compound. Permission was granted and Singh left and went to use the washroom,” the police detailed.
According to Prison Officer Payne, he left and went to the court office leaving the prisoner in the washroom and upon his return, Singh missing. An alarm was then raised.
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.
Searches are presently being conducted to recapture the prison escapee, the police said.