A horrific stabbing incident in Brikama ended in the death of a man early yesterday morning, police sources toldThe Standard.
According to PRO Foday Conta, the incident happened in Brikama Camara Kunda right by the town’s main market between the hours of 07:00 and 07:30 am.
“One Lamin Sanneh, a staff of Brikama Area Council reported the matter to the Brikama Police Station after which the police rushed to the scene to investigate,” Conta said.
He further revealed that the dead man is believed to be one Moussa Ka, a Senegalese national from Touba. His assailant, according to the PRO is suspected to be his fellow country man, one Tapha Ndiaye also from Touba, who is now on the run. Both were resident in Brikama.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that after the assault on Moussa Ka, Tapha rushed back to his room and changed his clothes before fleeing. He is on the run and the police are taking all efforts to apprehend him so as to get him to face justice. Both the clothes he wore and the knife he used to stab the victim are recovered by the police,” PRO Conta concluded.
An eyewitness who said he arrived at the scene just after the stabbing said the whole community was shocked and angry about this barbaric act. “This is unacceptable in a peaceful country like the Gambia,” he mourned.