Remand prisoner, Marlon Fordyce, 25, of D’Andrade Street, Newtown, and of Number 79 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, who set fire to the mattress in his cell after he was confined to solitary confinement for over a month, has been charged with the crime.
Fordye, who is incarcerated on a charge of murder, appeared on Friday before Magistrate Shurdel Isaacs-Marcus in the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court on the charge of setting fire to things in a building. Prosecutor Sergeant Godfrey Playter, told the court that on April 15, at approximately 12:15 hrs, Fordyce had just returned to his cell after having lunch.
The prisoner, after reportedly lighting a cigarette, deliberately left the cigarette on his mattress in his room, resulting in the blaze.
He was charged for unlawfully and maliciously setting fire to the sponge mattress in the said cell in such circumstances that the prison could have been set on fire.
Fordyce has been committed to stand for the murder of Rajmohan Phaskarran, called “Cowboy” at Number 79 Village, Corentyne which occurred on December 18, 2012.
Alert Prison Officers responded promptly after being notified of the blaze by another inmate. Both the Police and Fire officials responded promptly and the fire was contained to just the prisoner’s cell.
The mattress was completely burnt and sections of the prison cell were badly scorched.
The ensuing threat forced ‘B’ Division Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner Brian Joseph and Fire Officer Compton Sparman were among those to race to the scene.
Two fire tenders were also dispatched to the location.
Meanwhile, Fordyce will have to return to court on the 29th May for continuation.
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