[www.inewsguyana.com] – Forty – year – old Courtney Crum – Ewing was held for questioning yesterday, Friday December 05 at the Brickdam Police Station for using the washroom in the compound of the Attorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister.
The former soldier has been protesting in front the AG’s Chambers following the revelation of a taped telephone conversation between Minister Anil Nandlall and Kaieteur News’ Reporter, Leonard Gildarie.
In the recording, the Minister is heard soliciting sexual favours of a female journalist at the newspaper on behalf of one of his relatives and also spoke about gunmen attacking the newspaper if it continues with its line of reporting.
Crum – Ewing told the media yesterday that he is in the habit of using the washroom with the permission of the staff.
“I identified myself and ask their permission to use the bathroom, they said to me fine, take your pick; there’s a male, there’s a female, choose one. I chose the gents, the male’ bathroom, went in there, spent two minutes and left it the way I met it.
“As I exited the bathroom…I noticed the said security guard standing outside the main entrance speaking to two folks in the reception area, but then I got out and realized she was talking about me,” the man explained.
He further noted that he was then asked yesterday to visit the Brickdam Police Station to give a statement about using the toilet. He was then asked to return to the Police Station on Monday, December 08.
“The police feel comfortable in this country for harassing me for using a toilet. And they can’t even ask Anil Nandlall to visit the station to be question, just to be question…this is not a civilized country.”
Crum – Ewing plans to continue his protest action in front the AG’s Chambers but will be using a different toilet this time around.