Last updated Sunday, 10 January 2021, 9:56 by Denis Chabrol
A badly beaten man, who was detained in prison while awaiting trial for stealing a car, was found dead at Lusignan Prison two days after he was taken prisoner there
“Prisoner Samuels was admitted to prison with several injuries to his body caused by the public as a result of the alleged crime he committed,” Director of Prisons Nicklon Elliot said in a statement.
The man is identified as 44-year-old Roger Samuels of 2606 Parfaite Harmonie, Demerara West Bank.
The Director of Prisons said that the Duty Officer at Lusignan Prison on Sunday January 10, 2021 at approximately 06: 00 was in the process of unlocking the prisoners for bathing, when he saw Samuels lying on his bed mute.
Immediately, Dr. was informed. Britton and the Police Commander of the situation. An hour later, the doctor examined Samuels and pronounced him dead.
He was housed in Unit # 1 along with seven other prisoners, the Guyana Prison Service said.