Police could arrest Nigel Christian’s killers in a few weeks- PM

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne said arrests in the Nigel Christian’s murder probe could be made soon.

On Monday, Browne told Observer Media that “significant progress would have been made and I’m sure that within a matter of maybe a week, a few weeks that arrests will be made.”

He said, “those individuals so concerned who are involved in the heinous act will obviously be brought to justice.”

Christian, a senior customs officer, was reportedly abducted by four men from his home in McKinnons around 5:30 pm on Friday, July 10, 2020.

He was later found on a dirt road at Thibous in the vicinity of New Winthorpes with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Since then several protests have been organized by people calling for justice in the case.

“I can reassure the people of Antigua & Barbuda that we have made available all resources to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Browne insisted.

The Prime Minister also dismissed accusations that there was a cover-up to protect politicians and well-connected people.

He insisted anyone who made these allegations were “being malicious.”

“At this time, I just don’t have the appetite for that type of engagement. This is a time when we require some level of unity, some level of constructive discourse to address the challenges of COVID,” he said.

“So, you know, I’ll just literally ignore those politically mischievous comments and to focus on the challenge at hand and that is the issue of COVID to bring COVID under control and to return our country to normalcy as soon as possible,” the Prime Minister added.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Did the Prime Minister speak out of turn? This is a Law Enforcement matter not a political one. No one should use matters of this kind to make political mileage. In my opinion,is the Prime Minister telling us. He knows the alleged killers of Nigel Christian. What does the Police Commissioner has to say about this matter.Gaston Browne,sometimes,it is best too say no comments.Because what you say could be held against you.What you say could tarnish an investigation/enquiry.

    • Seems the PM is making “politically mischievous comments” and not letting law enforcement do their job.
      What happened to police & judiciary being independent of political ‘persuasion ‘?
      I hope the airport & seaports have been given a departing passengers watch list’ after this big fat warning to possible perpetrators & accomplices.
      “smdh”

    • When will we realize that the Prime Minister controls evert single position in this Land…there is the face that the position was given too but behind those faces is the PM….

    • WANNA BEE maybe he is not speaking out of term and we should take his comment seriously. Can you recall when the Vampire Killer was on the run and Gaston said that he would be captured on the weekend? Voila! on the said weekend the Vampire Killer was captured at Wallings Dam in John Hughes. That is the clairvoyance of Gaston Browne. Don’t be surprised therefore if in few weeks Nigel Christian killers are arrested and charged

  2. Yes, Justice for Nigel!!!! Get the hanging rope ready. This is a crime worthy of execution. The guilty must pay.

  3. “The Prime Minister also dismissed accusations that there was a cover-up to protect politicians and well-connected people”…… unlike the comptroller of customs murder.

  4. Why Why on Earth would you say an arrest is coming soon ? When it comes it comes .

  5. Of course, they’ve known from the beginning who the perpetrators are.
    I say no more……..🤐

  6. I wish the PM stop divulging such sensitive information that he gets from the police. It makes people believe he buckles under political presure. Let the Police do their work. The Executive has nothing to with it.

    • From the Sidelines:In my opinion. The Prime Minister could use his authority and tell the Police to arrest anyone. Because the Police seems to be his foot soldiers.Those that he scorns could be arrested by the Police at his say so.Do you think he knows the killers of the late Nigel Christian.Are the Police telling him things.Why they just do not go and arrests those who committed that heinous crime. Gangland style murder of a Law Enforcement Customs Officer. Instead the spokesman for the Police.He did say in a matter of weeks arrests would be made.

  7. One time its a matter for the police when you start to question him, it is not in his jurisdiction. What about the 3 million customs fraud, the passport scandals with the former police officer and others who are involved . We are aggressive to criminalise for non criminal activity and increase fines for curfews, mask wearing. Lets show the same agressive force towards these issues for justice

  8. Dictator and traitor Gaston has no business meddling in police matters. All he does in continue to influence any way he can.

    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian and Andrea Hughes?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian and Andrea Hughes?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian and Andrea Hughes?
    Where are the murderers of Nigel Christian and Andrea Hughes?

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