Inmate hospitalised after being attacked at Lusignan Prison

A remanded prisoner is currently a patient in a city hospital after he was allegedly attacked on Friday evening while being housed at the Lusignan Prison.

While the details surrounding the report attack remains unknown, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels yesterday said the attack took place around 8.30 pm on Friday, during which the injured inmate was reportedly assaulted by an inmate or multiple inmates.

The identity of the injured inmate remained unknown up to press time.

Samuels said when the inmate was questioned by investigators, he related that he did not have any ongoing feud with any of his fellow inmates.

“When asked what might have caused such an attack, he was unable to say. According to him, he has no conflict with anyone who is currently incarcerated,” Samuels reported the inmate as saying.

The matter will be investigated by the police, he noted.

The 25-year-old inmate, who is said to be a dog food vendor, was arrested by the police around 10.45 am last Thursday after he was allegedly found in possession of an unlicensed .32 Taurus pistol and 12 live matching rounds.

The police had said that acting on intelligence received, they went to an ‘E’ Field, Sophia house’ where they allegedly found the now remanded prisoner in possession of the unlicensed items.

He was charged and remanded to prison on Friday.

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