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Escaped prisoner spotted at Parika

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Escaped Lusignan prisoner, Jose Awad was spotted Thursday morning in the vicinity of Parika, East Bank Essequibo.
In a statement, the Guyana Prison Service said the search party appears to be narrowing in on the fugitive as the search continues.
Director of Prisons, Nicklon Elliot, confirmed that a reward is on offer for any information that can lead to Awad’s recapture.
The Prison Head advised that persons with any information can contact the nearest Police Station or the office of the Director of Prisons on telephone number 613-6616 or Officer-in-Charge of the Lusignan Prison on telephone number 220-4289.
All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
It should be noted that aiding and abetting a prison escapee can result in three or more years of imprisonment when or if convicted.

On Wednesday,  Awad’s mother-in-law and wife were arrested.

The Officer-in-Charge of the Lusignan Prison confirmed that Awad contacted his wife after he managed to escape from his place of labour.

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