By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Nigel Hughes, Chairman of the Alliance for Change (AFC) and Attorney – at – Law for executed Political Activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing says a reward will be offered for information leading to the arrest of Crum-Ewing’s killers.
This is another avenue that is being exploredby Crum-Ewing’s family in an effort to bring his killers to justice, after he was gunned down execution style at Third Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara on March 10 while urging residents to vote on May 11.
During a telephone interview with iNews on Tuesday, March 17, Hughes explained that he wrote to Commander of ‘A’ Division, Clifton Hicken requesting a copy of the report Crum-Ewing made to the Brickdam Police Station against a Government Official who had threatened him.
Hughes was then informed via letter from Hicken to write to the Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud to make his request known. This has since been done and the Attorney is awaiting a response in this regard.
When questioned what would be done upon receipt of the report, Hughes explained that action will be taken based on its content.
Hughes, during a wake for Crum-Ewing said the Political Activist was threatened by two high ranking government officials and had lodged a report at the Brickdam Police station concerning the issue.
Hughes was at the time was responding to concerns raised by President Donald Ramotar about Crum-Ewing’s death being labeled as a political assassination.
Ramotar said if the persons indicating that the crime was politically motivated are merely expressing an opinion, it can be considered as instigating social unrest.
The Post Mortem Examination (PME) results revealed that the father of three was shot five times, including three times to the head.
The results also revealed that he was shot point blank range from behind his neck and one from under his arm pit which exited above his shoulder.
Two war heads have been recovered from the head of the deceased and gun powered residue was found on the collar at the back of the shirt he was wearing when he was gunned down.
Crum – Ewing was walking in the area at approximately 20:00hrs when a car with four men drove up and discharged several shots at him, hitting him in the head and other parts of the body.
The men escaped and Crum – Ewing’s lifeless body remained on the roadway, while his loud speaker was found some two feet away. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond hospital.