AROUCA –– Another prisoner attempted to escape from the Remand Prison at Golden Grove, Arouca, yesterday but he was quickly held by prison officers before he escaped over a fence.
Up to late yesterday evening, he was being questioned by senior officers at the prison. The identity of the prisoner was
Meanwhile, two prisons officers have since been suspended and investigations are continuing after two prisoners escaped from custody at the Carrera Island Prison on Monday. Prisoners Steve McGilvery and Leroy “Redo” Mohammed remained at large up to late yesterday evening.
Police said McGilvery was serving a sentence of 30 years with hard labour for unlawful killing and Mohammed was sentenced to ten years after he was convicted for robbery with violence, robbery with aggravation and possession
The police are asking members of the public to contact them if they have information on their whereabouts.
The Police Service described McGilvery as having a scorpion tattoo on the right side of his neck, an eagle tattoo on his chest and upper left arm and a tattoo of the words Only God Can Judge Me on his stomach.
Mohammed, 34, was serving a 12-year sentence for robbery with aggravation. He has a distinguishing bullet wound scar near his Adam’s apple.
Members of the public are advised that both men are considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached if spotted.
If seen, citizens are asked to call the emergency lines E999 or 555 or to contact the nearest police station with relevant information, the release said.
The escape at the Port of Spain Prison on July 24 in which a police officer and one of the escapees were killed is still under investigation, senior officials said.
Three prisons officers were suspended as a result, but the breakout is still under inquiry.
Assistant Police Commissioner Carlton Alleyne said members of the public should not harbour the two men who escaped.
Alleyne said the officers were working around the clock to capture the men.
“It is an offence to harbour them and people should not be harbouring them, and anyone who has information should contact the police or nearest police station. We are vigorously searching for them,” he added.