By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Given the fact that his name is now being associated with the gruesome murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall is concerned about his safety.
As a matter of fact, Nandlall says he is “seriously” considering whether it is worth it to continue his political life.
He told a news conference on Thursday, July 23 at the Sleepin Hotel on Brickdam, Georgetown that he is doing some introspection, pointing out the ingratitude that follows being a politician.
“I seriously have to consider whether it is worth it…continuing. My desire has always been to serve the people of Guyana. I have no other objective, I have no other aspirations. When one looks at the problems that befall you as you attempt to do public service, then you really have to question and consider whether it is worth it. I left a very, very successful legal practice to enter into government and to work to serve the people of Guyana and you know, you have to face all these problems,” the rather depressed Nandlall said.
Mere hours after reports surfaced that his former personal bodyguard, Rajput Narine was arrested in connection with Crum-Ewing’s murder, Nandlall sought to clear his name, telling reporters that he hired Narine after the March 10 murder.
Nandlall made it clear that he never met Narine prior to March 15 and he was referred to him by a PPP acquaintance in New York to be his personal bodyguard but fired him four days later after he found out that Narine was disclosing his locations to unknown persons.
Nandlall now regrets hiring the former CANU officer, who was employed by the Guyana Revenue Authority.
“At some point in time, as a human being, you really have to do some introspection and see whether it is worth it. There is so much ingratitude in doing what you settle to do,” Nandlall further noted at the press conference.
Prior to his death, Crum-Ewing protested for several weeks outside the office of the Attorney General between November and December 2014 calling for his resignation following allegations of corruption and threats to journalists.
Narine is the second suspect to be arrested by the police as investigations continue into Crum-Ewing’s murder. Police believe that Narine is the one who approached the gunman and paid him to execute Crum-Ewing.