Female prison officer grilled, charges likely
The constabulary rank attached to the New Amsterdam Constabulary who was detained in connection with the recent escape of prisoner Krishna Paul Doerga from the New Amsterdam Prisons has been released on $25,000 station bail. The rank was released on Tuesday pending further investigation.
Kaieteur News understands that the rank, an Assistant Superintendent, was detained about midday on Saturday after he was invited to the Central Police station. It is understood that the man turned up at the station with his lawyer.
According to reports, investigations revealed that the rank was in the vehicle that transported prison officer Orlando Jaundoo and escapee Krishna Paul Doerga from New Amsterdam to Skeldon.
However it is understood that the officer is denying any involvement in the escape plot. He reportedly stated that he was not aware of the situation and is prepared to defend his innocence.
It has also being revealed that another prison officer, a female who allegedly took her sewing machine to the Prison Hall to be repaired, is under intense investigation and may be charged with aiding and abetting.
Doerga, a 52-year-old businessman who was serving a three-year sentence for fraud, left the New Amsterdam Prison with Jaundoo under the pretext of repairing a sewing machine at the Prison Officers’ Recreational Hall and Sports club across the road from the penitentiary.
However, the two men ended up at Springlands and then in Nickerie, Suriname where Doerga, after hiring a taxi tried to slip the Prison Officer, by jumping in the vehicle first and telling the driver to drive.
Jaundoo was able to slip into the taxi where a scuffle ensued between the two, the Suriname police eventually got involved and the men were captured.
Jaundoo was returned to Guyana and was charged last week Friday for aiding and abetting and was remanded to prison until June 24.
Jaundoo was a Tutor and Literacy Officer at the New Amsterdam Prison. Kaieteur News understands that Doerga, a Surinamese, cannot be extradited because there is no extradition treaty between the two countries.