Apr 05, 2017 News
– says killer will be caught if new ranks take over the investigation
Regan Rodrigues, the prime suspect in the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, has released a new video recording—maintaining his innocence, just one day after a summons was issued for him.
In the recording, Rodrigues called “Grey Boy” said that if the Guyana Police Force reassigns ranks to the case, the killer will be caught and justice would be served.
As in the previous recording, he called for the Force to “investigate de police dem. Dey know what happened.”
Rodrigues, who has been on the run since the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) requested that the case be reopened, said that he was freed for the murder last year and he would not be turning himself in, as he did the last time.
The 33-year-old murder suspect said that he is convinced that there is a plot to have him go down for the murder. “They want I suffer for their crime,” he said.
“I aint turning back mahself in. This country aint got justice. This country aint got justice that is why people does turn bad. I leave them in the hands of God,” Rodrigues related.
Rodrigues failed to show up in court on Monday when the case was called in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman, for the taking of further evidence from police witnesses and to rule on the voluntariness of all oral statements of Rodrigues.
Courtney Crum-Ewing’s body was found on March 10, 2015, hours after he had been urging residents, with a bull-horn, to vote against the then ruling People’s Progressive Party.
One month later, Rodrigues was charged with the activist’s death after he was found with the gun that was later confirmed to be the weapon used to execute the political activist.
After the charges were read to him, he told the court, “I know that in this country once money passes to the police they do respond to you… I am an APNU stronghold.”
He further added, “I know (name of police officer) kill Crum-Ewing, because when they ask me to kill Crum-Ewing and Mark Benschop. I told them no, because I’m not no killer. I even went to the police to make a report on the matter and they never took my statement.”
Rodrigues was subsequently freed on September 14, 2016.
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