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Tobago prisoner recaptured

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Samuel Maharaj, who escaped from the Scarborough Police Station between Sunday and Monday, was recaptured by police on Monday night.

Police told the T&T Guardian that following an all-day search for the 25-year-old Maharaj on Monday, he was found hiding in some bushes near his Whim home.

Maharaj, who is unemployed, was arrested last Friday and was scheduled to appear in the Scarborough Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning, but was discovered missing when checks were made to take him to court. The T&T Guardian understands there were signs of forced exit, as the jail cell’s locks were tampered with. Maharaj reportedly escaped through a back exit of the station, jumping approximately 20 feet during his escape.

Sources said information from residents who spotted Maharaj in the area alerted officers to his location. He was recaptured around 8 pm.

ASP Sterling Roberts, of Scarborough Police Station, is continuing investigations.