The Guyana Police Force yesterday made a successful application to the High Court to further detain two of three suspects who were taken into custody for questioning in relation to the execution-style killing of Courtney Crum Ewing.
While the reason for the extension was not given by the Crime Chief, INews understands that there are several pieces of evidence that are being analysed. More so, investigators are working with several other leads as the probe deepens into the murder of the ex-soldier.
Freedom House employee Jason Abdulla and self-confessed death squad member Sean Hinds were taken into Police custody on Monday after the 72-hour detention period had expired on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, Attorney at Law Glen Hanoman told a section of the media that he was not given a chance to represents his clients in the High Court before the Chief Justice during the extension hearing. He said it appeared as though the “entire process was shrouded in secrecy”.
Meanwhile, the third suspect, Kwame McCoy, remains in custody. He was arrested on Wednesday evening and was taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters where he is being interrogated.
The Crime Chief was tight-lipped with respect to the investigations which People’s Progressive Party General Secretary Clement Rohee described as “politically motivated”.
He claimed that McCoy and Abdulla have been made “political prisoners” under the APNU/AFC Government which is less than a year in office.
Crum-Ewing, a 40-year-old father of three, was gunned down execution style on March 10 while urging residents of the Diamond Housing Scheme to go out and cast their ballots during the May 2015 General Election.
The PPP/C in a statement late Thursday evening expressed grave concerns over these recent developments. The party has since called for “an immediate halt of this political harassment now” and for the immediate release of both Abdulla and McCoy.