Murder of Crum – Ewing: “Find the intellectual authors” – Ramotar urges thorough investigation


By Jomo Paul

President Donald Ramotar

[] – President Donald Ramotar has urged the leadership of the Guyana Police Force to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing.

Crum-Ewing was gunned down execution style on Tuesday evening (March 10) while urging members of Diamond Housing Scheme to go out and cast their ballots on May 11.

The political activist rose to prominence after he staged a 100-day protest in front of the office of the Attorney General Anil Nandlall calling for his resignation.

Ramotar, in his address at the opening of the Police conference on Thursday, March 12 made it clear that no stone should be left unturned in the death of Crum-Ewing.

According to the President, the murder is “out rightly” condemned by his administration. He pointed out that several persons have since labeled the execution as a political assassination; as such he urged those persons to come forward with evidence to support their claim.

Courtney Crum-Ewing. [iNews’ Photo]
The President said that by doing so, they can help the police to apprehend those responsible for the heinous crime.

“Leave no stone unturned…find the intellectual authors of this crime,” said the President. He said if the persons indicating that the crime was politically motivated are merely expressing an opinion, it can be considered as instigating social unrest.

“If they have information they should come forward and give information to the police, otherwise what they are saying can be construed as instigation,” President Ramotar affirmed.