Police release man held for questioning over escapees

A man who was detained by officers of the Port-of-Spain Division Task Force Thursday night for questioning into the allegedly aiding and abetting of escapees Denbow Olatungi and Michael Findlay, was released shortly after 2pm Friday.

Police held the man at his One Woodbrook Place apartment during an exercise.

His common-law wife was also held and later released.

Denbow and Findlay along with six other men escaped from the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison in Arouca on May 15.

The six other escapees were held within 24 hours of their escape. 

Denbow and Findlay were among five ar­rest­ed and charged for the Feb­ru­ary 2016 dou­ble mur­ders of con­struc­tion work­ers An­dre La Touche and Abi­o­la Noel.

Den­bow, in an al­leged state­ment re­leased on so­cial me­dia sub­se­quent to last Wednes­day’s prison break from the Gold­en Grove Re­mand Yard Prison, said he has been locked up three years, due to, an al­leged, col­lab­o­ra­tion by cor­rupt po­lice and a pro­fes­sion­al paid state wit­ness - her name, which he called, adding that she was al­so a wit­ness in three oth­er mur­der cas­es.

A $50,000 re­ward is now be­ing of­fered by Crime Stop­pers for in­for­ma­tion that would lead to the re­cap­ture of Den­bow and Find­ley.

Po­lice have de­scribed both men as armed and very dan­ger­ous.

- by Mark Bassant


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