Former Press Officer at the Office of the President under the PPP government, Kwame McKoy, was taken into custody by the Criminal Investigations Department on Wednesday afternoon and remains in custody as the Police continue their probe into the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum confirmed McKoy’s arrest to News Source and revealed that three other persons are also in custody being grilled about the March 2015 gunning down of the activist.
The others still in custody are self-confessed former member of the phantom death squad, Sean Hinds, PPP member and former Office of the President staffer, Jason Abdulla and Okenny Fraser.
The Crime Chief would not offer details about the arrest but said the men will remain in custody overnight. Abdulla has been in custody since Monday while Hinds was arrested on Tuesday.
Although one man, Reagan Rodrigues, was already charged for the murder, Police investigators have been continuing their probe as they are convinced that others were involved in the hit.
Sean Hinds in a media interview a few months ago had named McKoy and Abdulla as being involved in the murder, while saying that he played no part.
Crum-Ewing was gunned down on March 10, 2015 while using a loud hailer in the Diamond community to encourage persons to vote against the PPP.
He was shot multiple times about the body.
His murder has always been seen as politically motivated. He had led a protest for several weeks outside the office of the Attorney General at the time, Anil Nandlall. The People’s Progressive Party believes the arrests of its associates may be a witch hunt.