Inmate found dead in cell at Lusignan Prison

Forty-four-year-old Roger Samuels, who was on remand at the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on a larceny charge, was on Sunday morning found dead in his cell.
The man’s last known address was given as Lot 2606 Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Based on reports received, about 06:00h, the Duty Officer at Lusignan Prison was in the process of unlocking the prisoners for wash-up when he observed Samuels lying in a motionless state on his bed.
In light of this, a doctor attached to the penitentiary, Dr Britton examined Samuels and pronounced him dead. The prisoner shared a cell in Unit 1 with seven other inmates.
Samuels was charged and remanded to prison on January 8, 2021 for allegedly stealing a motor car.
He was reportedly admitted to prison with several injuries to his body which were inflicted by the public after he had allegedly committed the offence.
His body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Home to await a post-mortem examination.