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A 39-year-old labourer was last week sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment after he admitted to escaping from Police custody.
Roy Abrahams stood before Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted that on April 24, 2019, he escaped lawful custody from the Alberttown Police Station.
The court was informed that the labourer was arrested and placed in custody on a simple larceny allegation.
Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh stated that Abrahams was handcuffed and placed in the inquiry department to sit but he managed to open the handcuffs and ran out of the police station. He was eventually recaptured on May 2.
However, after admitting to the offence, Abrahams told the court that he was being locked up regularly and this caused him to escape.
“They keep locking me up steady steady, so I had to find a way to escape…I pick the lock and I beat out. They catch me back though,” Abrahams told the court.
Magistrate Daly sentenced the defendant to nine months in prison.