Prison escapee Shamar Singh, who along with another prisoner escaped after kicking open the door of a Police van that was transporting them on Friday, has turned himself in to Police custody.
Singh, a 22-year-old resident of Hague, West Coast Demerara, was handed over to ranks at the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station by his mother.
Police stated that the escapee’s mother told detectives that her son contacted her via cell phone and asked her to collect him at GPL in the vicinity of the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling, West Coast Demerara (WCD), claiming that he wanted to turn himself in.
As a result, the woman related that she picked him up, took him to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and handed him over to the Police.
Singh, who is already before the courts for the offences of simple larceny and possession of narcotics, will now be slapped with an escape from lawful custody charge.
The second escapee, 28-year-old Ryan Wilson called “Pepsi” of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), who was charged with indecent assault, is still on the run.
It was reported that at about 16:15h on Friday, the two prisoners kicked open the door of the prison van while the vehicle was on the eastern end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, en route to the Lusignan Prison on the ECD.