Updated: May 27, 2022
19-year-old Kevin Singh, who escaped from police custody moments before he was due to appear in a virtual courtroom, was today sentenced to 24 months in prison.
He was arraigned before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court and pleaded guilty to the charge.
The charge stated that on February 3, 2022, he escaped from lawful custody.
On the day in question, a prison officer uplifted seven inmates, including Singh, to attend court.
Singh, who was foot-cuffed at the time, asked to use the washroom. Permission was granted, and the prisoner went to use the washroom without supervision.
The prison officer said upon his return to the washroom, he discovered the inmate missing, and an alarm was raised.
Checks were made, and it was discovered that the eastern chain-link fence of the court compound was detached from the post. He was recaptured on February 7 in the cane fields at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara.