Prisoner found dead in cell at Lusignan Prison

Forty-four-year-old Roger Samuels who was on remand at Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on a Sunday morning larceny charge was found dead in his cell.

The address of the man last known was given as Lot 2606 Harmonie Parade, West Bank Demerara (WBD.

Based on reports received, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Duty Officer at Lusignan Prison was in the process of unlocking the prisoners for bathing when he saw Samuels lying in immobile state on his bed.

In light of this, a doctor who was attached to the penitentiary, Dr. Britton Samuels pronounced dead. At the time of his imprisonment, he shared a cell in Unit 1 with seven other prisoners.

He was charged and detained in 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 as a result of his alleged crime.

His body was taken to Lyken Funeral Home awaiting post-mortem examination.

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