Prisoner accused of “snitching” brutally chopped

A prisoner, who was on remand on a murder charge at the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Friday chopped several times about his body by two inmates.

The new holding area of Lusignan Prison

Injured is Ceylon David called “Tallman”. He was brutally chopped by fellow inmates after he was accused of “snitching” to authorities about contraband concealed at the facility.
Based on reports, David was allegedly assaulted then chopped multiple times about his body by a prisoner who is also on remand for murder, and another who was convicted and is serving time at the facility.
Reports are that Police responded to a call by the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) around 19:30h on Friday evening at the Lusignan penitentiary. When they arrived, they were told that the two suspects and the victim are known to each other.
It is alleged that the suspects armed themselves with improvised weapons and dealt David several chops to the body, causing him to receive injuries to the face, hand and foot. The victim managed to escape and summoned the prison officers.
The improvised weapon was recovered, and further investigations have been launched.
Just about a month ago, 40-year-old Victor Soomaru of Gordon Street, Kitty, Georgetown, who was serving time for possession of narcotics at the Lusignan Prison, died while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Based on reports received, prisoners housed in Unit One (quarantine section) of the penitentiary raised an alarm and prison officers responded and it was reported that Soomaru was struck to the head with a piece of brick.
At the time, the injured prisoner was wrapped in a towel and was asleep with another remanded prisoner in the same cell. The injured man was taken out of the unit and escorted to the prison infirmary where he was seen and treated by the medical personnel on duty.
However, he was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital to seek further medical attention but succumbed less than 24 hours later.
Soomaru was remanded on February 21 for possession of narcotics. (G9)