PPP activists confess to throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2016, 11:43 by Denis Chabrol

Six years after a container of faeces was hurled at newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon, three activists of the now opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) have confessed to doing so, police said.

A usually reliable source said Shawn Hinds, Jason Abdulla and Okene Fraser have all confessed to committing the act on May 24, 2010 in the vicinity of Nigel’s Supermarket, Robb Street. “They have all admitted,” the source told Demerara Waves Online News.

Investigators said former Press and Publicity Officer, Kwame Mc Coy has been identified as the alleged “intellectual author” behind the attack on Kissoon who had been a harsh critic of the PPP in his newspaper columns.

Hinds had provided security services to a number of PPP personalities.

Abdulla also worked at the Office of the President and is now a functionary at the PPP’s Freedom Radio housed at the party’s headquarters on Robb Street, Georgetown.

Kissoon is also closely associated with the Alliance For Change (AFC) which teamed up with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to eventually oust the PPPC from office at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.

High-level police sources said the Guyana Police Force was about to apply for  a High Court Order to extend the detention of the trio.

Kissoon  confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that police contacted him on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by telephone, asking whether he had given a statement to the police and to whom.