Home News Murder was recaptured after escaping from Lusignan Prison
… As a ganja plant, wine, tattoo machine is discovered in a raid
A 25-year-old accused murderer was re-arrested Wednesday night after escaping from Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) early that morning.
Ishaka John, of Lot 109 A Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, who was on remand, was recaptured at about 20:00h on the Railway Embankment at Mon Repos, the village after Lusignan on entering Georgetown.
Prison officers had observed John on the fence as he escaped.
This prompted the officers to fire several shots in his direction in an attempt to stop and capture him, but this was in vain as he avoided the bullets and rushed to freedom.
It is unclear whether the prisoner was injured in the process.
Meanwhile, also on Wednesday, the ranks of the GPF and the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) seized several contraband items from Lusignan Prison.
Among the seized items are several improvised weapons, a tattoo machine, eight containers of homemade wine, and a bottle of Guinness.
Other items seized included a bag of sugar, 22 lighters, 15 mobile phones, seven telephone batteries, several wires, a bottle of pepper, a screwdriver, and a vandalized landline phone.
A marijuana plant was also seized.
Recently, two men – Donald Baird, 40, of Lot 22 Hardina Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, and Phillip Jhagroo, 46, of Lot B 3 Intent Trees, Leguan, District Three (Essequibo-West Demerara Islands), wanted escaping the Police for armed robbery and murder from Lusignan Prison.
There are reports on the day in question, the two men escaped from prison between 01: 28h and 01: 48h, but Superintendent Alstan Scott noted that they were missing at 05:20h.
In a statement, Police said an improvised rope made of bed sheets was seen hanging from the southwest corner of the prison fence that prompted physical assembly, where it was discovered the prisoners were not accounted for.
Following their escape, the GPF, along with prison officials, have been searching for the men, but have yet to find them. Investigations are ongoing.