[www.inewsguyana.com] – iNews has been able to confirm that the government employee who was arrested on Wednesday afternoon in connection with the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, has been identified as Rajput Narine.
Narine is the former bodyguard of Guyana’s former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall. Following the May 11 general and regional elections, Narine took up employment at the Guyana Revenue Authority.
His arrest follows that of another suspect who was arrested by the police on Friday, July 17. iNews has been reliably informed that Narine allegedly approached the first suspect shortly before Crum – Ewing was gunned down and offered him several million dollars to execute another political activist but that offer was turned down.
Police sources are maintaining that the first suspect is in fact the man who pulled the trigger on Crum – Ewing, who was gunned down on March 10, 2015 at Third Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara while using a bull horn to encourage residents to vote for the APNU+AFC.
It should be noted that Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud recently noted that the Guyana Police Force is investigating a possible political linkage to Crum-Ewing’s death, who was shot five times, including three times to the head at point blank range.
The former GDF Solider had staged a protest 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.