Saturday 24 October, 2020

Police recapture five escaped prisoners

Five of the eight men who escaped from the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca on Wednesday morning have been recaptured.

They are Brent Johnson, Mikhale Mohammed, Kerry Valentino, Joshua Janet and Steffon Austin.

They were reportedly recaptured at a hotel in La Lomas.

Three men: Olatunji Denbow, Atiba Sealey and Michael Findley remain at large.

The men are considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached for any reason.

The eight were discovered missing by prison officers around 6 am today. They are believed to escaped through a hole in a fence. 

Police are asking anyone with information on the remaining three escapees to contact the nearest police station or the prison authorities.

Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson has assured that a thorough investigation will be conducted to determine how the men were able to escape.

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