Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking news coming into BP confirms a police sergeant and two officers are being held and questioned in the quarter guard section at the CDU in connection with the escape of two shackled prisoners at 3am early Tuesday.
All through the streets of Kemp Road, particularly near the Five Pound Lot, police combed the streets for two wanted men who prepared their escape in the wee hours of the morning out of a prison cell at Central Police Station in downtown Nassau.
The escape gripped the nation creating a rollercoaster air of thrill as law officers descended en masse onto the streets moving with loud sirens, hanging out of vans while carrying high-powered weapons. The scene was chaotic and tense as senior high-ranking officers of the RBPF join the nationwide search.
BP was called on duty at Command Central on East Hill Street to assist in coordinating the search. Calls came from every nook and cranny forcing the lock down of Central Police Station, Potter’s Cay Dock and the entire community of Kemp Road.
“Get on the ground and stay in your homes,” were the repeated words carried across a loud speaker as the manhunt-tracked heavily near the men who were locked in chains and on the run; maneuvering their way through the residents. A last one man was discovered in his boxers tightly chained but unarmed. He was shot dead as he attempted to exit a dwelling.
“Stay on the ground,” eyewitnesses tell us, was the words shouted by an officer who then allegedly pointed his high-powered weapon on the escapee, Ricardo Knowles. “Stay on the ground, don’t move! Stay on the ground don’t move! Stay…[BAM BAM BAM!!!].” Residents say they were the final words of the officer to Knowles as he was shot in his abdomen. We are told that officer was then quickly removed from the area.
With his face down on the ground authorities discovered dead like a dog in the dirt the unarmed Knowles.
He along with his co accused, Renardo Bastian, were both remanded to prison on allege rape, arm robbery, abduction and receiving charges just hours before their escape. But this is just one half of the story.
Police tell us the weak alibi given by the officer-in-charge at Central was that the men wanted to use the bathroom and that both were allowed out of their cell to use it at the same time. The officer reported that it was at this time when chaos erupted as some inmates were being moved about the cells and the pair made good their escape through the back door of the jailhouse.
Bahamas Press can confirm hidden camera in downtown area proves the alibi to be bogus and sources today in the High Command tell us, three officers will be charged before the courts in connection with this escape and will be immediately dismissed from the Force.
Who let the DOGS OUT? Is the question the public and senior police is asking this time. Hidden camera in the area positively ID one of the officers to be arraign today assisting the criminals. The camera also ID the girlfriend of the deceased, [Knowles], driving her way out of the city area with both suspects still shackled together.
Police are now on the hunt for the girlfriend. “This is serious BP. We now have the evidence that the prisoners had inside assistance. Officers will now be implicated for this nasty, wicked crime against the people of this country. They will feel the full brunt of the law. There is no place in the RBPF for rouge officers,” our source on the RBPF sternly announced.
Cases now before the courts involving police are indeed shocking and are mounting like pounds of DIRT. On Bimini recently, former police officer 565 Pedro Curtis was charged, arraigned, detained and given bail after he was alleged to have committed mass armed robberies in major government buildings on that island. He was caught red handed by his senior inspector as he ransacked a fellow officer home.
Just this week police arrested and charged 29 year-old Police Constable, Kenneth ‘Gibby Five-0’ Gibson, for the death of 21 year-old, George Carey, the 28th murdered victim for the year.
We Need Change!