An inmate of the New Amsterdam Prison has made allegations against a number of prison officers claiming they physically assaulted him. Kaieteur News learnt of the alleged assault yesterday evening.
The prisoner, Lennox Wayne, called Two Colours, said that the altercation stemmed from his relatives wanting to give him a quantity of razor blades. The items were given to a Constable, initially, who later informed Wayne that he will need to uplift the package from the prison administrators.
Another Constable then informed Wayne that another police had the package. During this time, Wayne said, he was seated in the prison reception room. The prisoner had in his hand a $5000 note which an officer attempted to relieve him of.
According to Wayne’s account of the ordeal, he swallowed the money so as to prevent the officer from taking it. The displeased Constables reportedly proceeded to spray the inmate’s eyes with pepper spray.
Unable to cope with the spray, Wayne said he then ran into the bathroom to wash off his eyes but was followed by the assaulting officer. Other officers supposedly joined the Constable and they began beating him with a baton.
Due to the injuries he suffered a doctor was brought from the Georgetown Public Hospital to examine him. Wayne indicated that he refused to see the doctor. According to him he informed the top level prison officials that he prefers to be examined by a doctor from the New Amsterdam Public Hospital.
This request was granted and the doctor recommended that an x-ray be conducted. According to Wayne, the x-ray revealed that he suffered a fractured hand and two broken fingers.
He reported that the officers took away all his toiletries and supplies which his relatives would have brought for him.
He is now contemplating private criminal action against the officers who beat him.
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