One of two Lusignan Prison escapees was this morning recaptured by ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), in a vehicle at Kitty, after being on the run since September 19 last.
The two men who escaped are Rajendra Deonarine, 22, of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo; and Fayouse Shakir, 27, of 65 Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara. The men were clearing overgrown vegetation from the prison when they escaped.
Deonarine was serving a two years sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, while Shakir was serving two, two years sentence for Break and Enter and Larceny.
Inews understands that around 9:15hrs ranks acting on information received, intercepted a public transportation vehicle in the vicinity of the Kitty Service Station and extracted the convict, Fayouse Shakir, who denied he was the person but subsequently retracted his statement when Prison Officers positively identified him.
The Police Force in a statement said that Shakir will soon face an Escape from Lawful Custody charge before returning to continue his period of incarceration. The other escapee, Rajendra Deonarine is still at large.