Police Intervention Unit in Ghana Town, Brufut, were yesterday called to a forest on the Brufut – Madiana road where a civilian, one Ebrima Bojang, discovered what turned out to be a corpse in a bag.
An eye-witness, who spoke to The Standard said the body, a man of about 30 years old, was in advance stage of decomposition suggesting that his actual time of death might have been several days ago. However, no ID card of any sort was found on the body which was evacuated to hospital.
A security official, who spoke to The Standard said the body which had some bruises, suggesting foul play, is being investigated.
Meanwhile, the Gambia police yesterday issued the following statement on the matter:
”Preliminary investigations revealed that the body found is a male person in his youthful age. The body was found covered in bags and legs tied with a rope at the Bird Watching Forest located between Brufut and Madiana villages in the Kombo North of West Coast Region.
Police Investigators are working on constructing the crime scene and gathering evidence to ascertain the circumstances of the incident.
The body has been moved to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul for further examinations.
The general public particularly people living within Brufut and Madiana villages, who may have information that may be useful to the investigation are encouraged to come forward to assist in the investigation.
Equally, members of the public are advised to desist from spreading false rumors or unverified information that could be detrimental to the investigation.
The cooperation and understanding of the public is highly solicited.”