When efforts by the Police in G Division (Essequibo Coast-Essequibo Islands) to locate Joseph Sohoye, who escaped lawful custody earlier in June, were in vain, a sentence of three years was handed down to him in absentia.
The 37-year-old from Wakenaam Island was before the Court for praedial larceny. He had pleaded not guilty earlier in January to the charge and was on remand when he made good his escape while being transported by Police to his trial.
Recently, at the Wakenaam Magistrate’s Court, an ex-parte trial was conducted and Magistrate Sunil Scarce, based on evidence presented, found Sohoye guilty of the offence. He was, therefore, sentenced to three years imprisonment.
Police are continuing their search for Sohoye so that he can serve his time. Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Sohoye can contact the nearest Police Station.