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Ex-cop remanded to prison after charge of harbouring wanted criminals

An ex-cop was on Tuesday remanded to prison when he stood on trial at the Linden’s Magistrate’s Court on a charge of harbouring two of the four high profile criminals, still on the run.
Teon Allen, 31 of Lobora Creek, Essequibo River denied the charge when it was read to him by the Magistrate.

The court heard that sometime after the July 9, Camp Street fire, which led to the escape of fugitives, Mark Durant Williams aka Smallie and ex-police officer, Uree Varswyck, Allen harboured the duo, providing meals, shelter and transportation for them, while knowing same to be against the law.

He is expected to reappear in court on September 28 2017.

It was previously reported that Allen was taken into police custody after information was divulged that he was seen in the company of the two wanted men on numerous occasions.

Shortly after, he reportedly confessed to law enforcement officials that he had been harbouring the escapees.

Williams, Varswyck and Cobena Stephens are all wanted for being the alleged masterminds behind the July 9 Camp Street fire, which led to majority of the penitentiary being destroyed as well as the death of a prison officer.

The fourth wanted man, Paul Goriah escaped shortly after.

They are all murder convicts and accused.

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