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Prison escapee recaptured

One of two Lusignan Prison escapees, was this morning recaptured by policemen in a vehicle at Kitty, after being on the run since September 19 last, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.

About 0915h., acting on information received, police said they intercepted a public transportation vehicle in the vicinity of the Kitty Service Station and “extracted the convict” who denied he was the person.

Police said the man subsequently retracted his statement when Prison Officers positively identified him as 27 year old, Fayouse Shakir, of 65 Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara.

At the time of his escape, he was serving two two-years sentence for Break and Enter and Larceny.

Police say he 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.