Three more prisoners including two murder accused have escaped from the Lusignan prison.
The three escapees are Phillip Jhogroo, Mark Emmanuel and Donald Baird.
Jhogroo was committed to prison for murder while Baird is on remand over murder. Emmanuel was remanded over robbery.
A statement from the prisons follows:
Officer in Charge of the Lusignan Prison (Holding Bay), Superintendent, Alstan Scott reported, that at about 05:20 hours, during a routine check, an improvised rope made of bed sheet was seen hanging from the South Western corner of the prison fence.
This then prompted a physical muster and it was discovered that three (3) prisoners were unaccounted for. Further investigations confirmed that they escaped from that prison location by scaling the said South Western fence where the improvised rope was found.
According to investigations thus far, the escape took place between 01:28 and 01:48 hrs. The Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Prison Service are conducting further investigations surrounding the escape. Every effort is being made to recapture the three (03) escapees.
Family members and members of the public are advised not to offer any support to the escapees. Should you see them or have any information on their whereabouts, please contact the nearest Police Station.
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