Prisoner escapes from Lusignan jail during labour activity

Prisoner escapes from Lusignan jail during labour activity

The Guyana Prison Service has launched a search for convicted prisoner, Jose Awad, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison while labouring at the snackette in the compound of the Cecil Kilkenny training school.

The prisoner made his escape at around 1pm today. He was serving a two-year sentence for break and enter, and simple larceny.

The Prison Service also announced that one of its Prison Officers has been placed under close arrest in relation to the escape, since the prisoner was unsupervised when he managed to escape from the area.

Several search teams were launched in a bid to recapture the prisoner.

The Director of Prisons is appealing to members of the public, relatives, and friends of the escapee to give any relevant information as to his whereabouts.

An appeal has also been made to the escapee for him to surrender to the police or relevant authority, to avoid any serious confrontation that is likely to result in the use of force.

Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Jose Awad is asked to contact the Officer-in-Charge at Lusignan Prison or the nearest police station.

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