Sun | Feb 17, 2019

T&T police deny prison commissioner is dead

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 11:07 AM
Trinidad and Tobago Prison Commissioner Gerard Wilson

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) yesterday described as “false news” reports being circulated on social media that Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson had been killed.

“The TTPS wishes to assure that the Commissioner of Prisons is at this time alive and unharmed. The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service has also stated that there is no truth whatsoever to this rumour,” the police said in a statement.

The TTPS also cautioned the public against using social media to “spread false news and misinformation that may lead to needless panic and anxiety”.

Earlier this week, Wilson met with seven inmates who rushed to the aid of 11 prison officers who came under attack at the Golden Grove Prison, east of Port of Spain.

The prisoners had become irate after learning that their cells were being searched in their absence.

The men caused a commotion and challenged the prison officers who were guarding them, and even attacked a few.

Wilson thanked the men for aiding his officers, and he said their actions would be noted and presented for consideration when their respective matters conclude.