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MP asks: Can we avoid a repeat of the Facebook Fugitive escape?

Shadow Justice Minister Trevor Moniz yesterday asked what action has been taken to avoid a repeat of the Facebook Fugitive who escaped from prison officers.

Mr Moniz called for the results of the investigation into the Alvone Maybury incident to be made public so people can be assured it won't happen again.

The Shadow Minister was an eyewitness when Mr Maybury gave two officers the slip on Parliament Street last July, before hiding in a garden shed for two weeks and boasting about his antics on Facebook.

He was later jailed for 13 and a half years for carrying out a shooting and escaping custody.

Mr Moniz told the House of Assembly during the Justice Budget debate yesterday: “Never was there any reporting back to the public as to what increased measures are going to prevent this sort of thing happening again.

“He legged it. He just ran off. Someone was holding him; he was a very fast young man and he was gone.

“We want to be accountable to the public.”

Mr Moniz also spoke of the prison officer who attempted to smuggle cocaine and cannabis into Westgate in a hollowed-out shoe last September.

He asked what was being done to prevent a repeat of that incident, saying: “To me it got dealt with in a very slight fashion.

“I'm not sure what measures have been taken by the Commissioner to ensure this is not widespread. Do we know this is an isolated incident? It's deeply disturbing.”

Alvone Maybury was dubbed the Facebook Fugitive after escaping from custody and writing about his exploits on the Internet social site Facebook until he was recaptured.

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Published March 10, 2011 at 9:08 am (Updated March 10, 2011 at 9:08 am)

MP asks: Can we avoid a repeat of the Facebook Fugitive escape?

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