Saturday 24 October, 2020

Prisoner isolated for questioning after prison officer's murder

One man has been isolated at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca, following the murder of prison officer Sherwin Francis last week.

The man allegedly threatened Francis recently, and as a result, he is expected to be questioned by investigators. Detectives have unearthed information that Francis’ killing may have been ‘a hit from inside the prison’.

Over the weekend, several cells at the Arouca prison were searched for contraband items, several of which were seized, including cellular phones.

Francis, 48, was shot dead at his Oasis Greens, Chaguanas home last Friday.

Three men were seen fleeing the scene, following the incident.

Loop News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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