Lusignan prison escapee jailed for three years

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Murder accused Kapildeo Gangadin who escaped from the Lusignan Prison during the wee hours of October 28, last, was on Monday sentenced to three years in prison. 

The 24-year-old appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azore where he pleaded guilty to a charge of escaping from lawful custody. 

Last Friday, Gangadin was recaptured at around 09:30 in the vicinity of Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara (WBD). At the time of his arrest, Gangadin who is facing two murder charges was in a minibus that was proceeding to Parika, East Bank Essequibo. 

Police in West Demerara set up a roadblock at the location which resulted in his capture.

Gangadin, of Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was recently charged and remanded to prison for murdering a young businessman and a fisherman.  He had appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court where he was slapped with two murder charges. 

The first charge stated that on October 15, 2021, at Strathspey, ECD, he murdered 19-year-old Ganesh Persaud, also known as “Chris” during the course or furtherance of a robbery. 

The second charge stated that in January of 2020, at Coldingen Public Road, ECD, he murdered 23-year-old fisherman Mukesh Mangra, also known as “Paul”. 

According to reports, on the day in question, Persaud was fatally stabbed to his neck by the accused. Reports indicated that Persaud and his family operate an electronic store at Strathspey.

At the time of the incident, Persaud was in the store when he was confronted by the accused who attacked him for his gold chain. In the process, he was stabbed to the neck. 

A Police report said that Persaud managed to exit the said business place and was assisted by several persons and taken to the Balwant Singh Hospital.

He however died while receiving treatment. Acting on information, Police ranks on mobile patrol arrested Gangadin who was found with the now dead man’s gold chain. 

He confessed to the crime, Police said.

Mangra was found lying in a pool of blood along the Coldingen Public Road with stab wounds to his abdomen.  His body was discovered by another resident who was making his way home at the time. Gangadin is due for another court appearance on January 17, 2022.

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