People’s Progressive Party (PPP) employee, Jason Abdulla, who was arrested late Monday afternoon at Freedom House, Robb Street, is still in police custody, along with Shawn Hinds and another individual for questioning in relation to the death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, told INews that Abdulla had been brought in for questioning in relation to two “serious” cases.
Blanhum stated that at this point in time he is unable to provide details as to the two matters given the serious nature of the crimes and the fact that they can affect the investigations.
According to Blanhum, divulging any information presently while the probes are on-going could have a direct negative impact on these cases.
After the arrest of Abdulla, the PPP in a statement declared that police officers had taken Abdulla into custody at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters, at Eve Leary, for reasons which were unknown to the party.
Crum-Ewing was killed on March 10, last year at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), where he was calling on the residents of the area to vote against the then ruling party, PPP/C, at the May 11 General and Regional Elections.
He was shot five times about his body with three bullets to his head.
In August last year, some months after the murder had been committed, Regan Rodrigues, called “Grey Boy,” was charged with Crum-Ewing’s murder.
However, on January 11 this year, he was freed of the charge following a trial.