Crum-Ewing probe deepens: Cops nab Kwame McCoy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 21:33 by Denis Chabrol

Another People’s Progressive Party (PPP)  activist and former Communications Liaison Officer in the Office of the President Kwame McCoy has been arrested by police in connection with the assassination of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing.

McCoy would be the second PPP activist to be arrested in a matter of days, as Jason Abdulla an employee at PPP’s Freedom House has also been arrested.

Police have confirmed that McCoy surrendered himself to the police after a visit was paid to his home by officers.

Self-confessed death squad member Shawn Hinds has also been arrested in connection with the murder.

Just over two months before Guyana held General elections in 2015; Crum-Ewing was shot whilst calling for persons to head out to the polls on May 11, in Diamond Housing Scheme.

Crum-Ewing had become known for staging a one man protest that lasted nearly 100 days outside of the Office of Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.