[www.inewsguyana.com] – Self – confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds says he is prepared to turn himself in to the Guyana Police Force, but will only do so when his lawyer returns to Guyana.
In a fresh interview with journalist, Travis Chase of HGPTV Nightly News on Thursday, July 23, Hinds revealed that he decided to come forward with his story because he does not want to return to jail for crimes he did not commit.
Hinds, along with Mark Thomas and Ashton King were charged with the murder of George Bacchus in February 2004. Days before his death, Bacchus had publicly confessed to being a death squad informant. Hinds, however was acquitted of the charge in the High Court.
Hinds was also charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in 2009 and also in the July 2012 multi-million robbery of Annie Ramsood in Bel Air but those charges were withdrawn on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
“I only coming forward now because I tired of going into jail innocently. I is a big man now, I got commitments; me ain’t going back in prison. I am not going back in prison. If I do anything and you got the evidence, fair. I gon understand the consequences because I commit the crime… but I ain’t going for what I ain’t do,” the former policeman said.
While the Guyana Police Force (GPF) claims that Hinds is wanted for a “serious offence”, the former death squad member is adamant that he is no longer involved in any criminal activities.
“I am not involved in crime. For years, I am not involved in crime,” he told the journalist.
Meanwhile, Hinds is also alleging that guns seized by the police about a decade ago might have ended up in the hands of criminals and businessmen, stating that he bought guns for businessmen during the 2002/2003 crime wave.
“They got a policeman I buy guns from bai. I buy gun from TSU by the army downstairs for businessmen.”
He said the selling of the guns occurred shortly before the formation of the death and phantom squads. According to Hinds, he paid between $50,000 and $60,000 for one gun at the time and that the police pocketed the cash.
Additionally, Hinds rubbished claims by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that he was put up to squealing by the APNU+AFC government. According to him, the PPP gave him the security contract for the elections period.
He maintained that he does not have any contact with officials in the current government. Hinds finally broke his silence and confessed to being part of the death squad in Guyana back in 2002/2003, which was responsible for bringing down several armed criminals who had escaped from the Camp Street Prison in February 2002.
Hinds made the revelation during an exclusive interview on HGPTV Nightly News on Tuesday, July 21, where he also noted that he took direct orders from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
According to Hinds, the CID also provided the death squad with weapons and that he worked with the late Axel Williams, who was gunned down several years ago.