Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum on Thursday said the investigations into the 2015 murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing is continuing despite investigators’ failure to charge four men they arrested last week for the crime.
Mr. Blanhum told reporters on Thursday that the file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions and having perused the statements in that file, she advised that the police conduct further investigations.
To this end, the Crime Chief said the four persons including former Presidential Spokesman under the PPP, Kwame McKoy, former Office of the President staffer, Jason Abdulla and self-confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds were questioned yesterday by the police.
“We are hoping that within another week or so we can complete the investigation,” he added.
The Crime Chief explained that the reopening of the case was triggered after the police received new information. The four men were subsequently arrested but were only charged last week with a 2010 assault of another political activist, Freddie Kissoon.
“Because of the complex nature of the investigation, we did not have time to complete the investigation but they have been responding to the police to assist with the investigation,” he added.
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. One man, Reagan Rodrigues, has already been charged for the murder, but Police investigators are convinced that others were involved in the hit.