Forty-four-year-old Roger Samuels, who was on remand at Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on a charge of larceny, was found dead in his cell.
The man’s last known address was given as Lot 2606 Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Based on reports received, at approximately 06:00 hrs, the Duty Officer at Lusignan Prison was in the process of unlocking the prisoners for washing up when he saw Samuels lying in immobile on his bed.
In light of this, a doctor attached to the penitentiary, Dr. Britton Samuels examined and pronounced him dead. The prisoner shared a cell in Unit 1 with seven other prisoners.
Samuels was charged and remanded to prison on January 8, 2021 for allegedly stealing a motor car.
He was said to have been admitted to prison with several injuries to his body caused by the public after he allegedly committed the crime.
His body was taken to Lyken Funeral Home for a post-mortem examination.

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