Former Office of the President employee and PPP member, Jason Abdulla, was in custody last night, and
indications are that he is being questioned about the March 10, 2015 killing of political activist Courtney Crum Ewng.
Abdulla is reportedly being detained at the Golden Grove Police Station.
According to a statement from the Opposition People’s Progressive Party, police ranks took Abdulla into custody yesterday “for unknown reasons”.
“The employee was taken into custody at CID Headquarters, Eve Leary and is being moved around suspiciously,” the statement said.
“A lawyer representing the interest of the employee was told by the police that the officers who arrested him had left the station and that no further information was available. The latest information is that he may have been taken to the Grove/Diamond Police Station,” the statement added.
The statement alleged that police ranks had tried to arrest Abdulla during a recent picket exercise in front the office of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Kingston, but subsequently retreated.
“This development reinforces the suspicion of a carefully orchestrated diabolic plan by those in authority to target and harass people associated with the PPP. This vicious ongoing political witch-hunt is a serious cause for concern especially since the police are being used to carry out these despicable acts,” the statement concluded.
Crum-Ewig was gunned down in Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara in March, 2015, while using a bull-horn to urge residents to vote for the APNU/AFC Coalition.
Seven months later, police arrested and charged 37-year-old Regan Rodrigues of Riverview, Ruimveldt, for Crum Ewing’s murder.
Police had said that they got a lucky break after arresting an individual who was in possession of a .32 pistol. The firearm reportedly turned out to be the same weapon that was used to kill Crum-Ewing.
They later detained Rajput Narine, a former CANU officer and ex-bodyguard of former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, for questioning, but soon released him.
This time around, the police are not saying what led them to Abdulla but a source close to the investigation said that evidence has surfaced and fingers are pointing in Abdulla’s direction.
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