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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Man slashed to death near Giboro

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By Lamin Cham

Police in Goboro yesterday arrested one Lamin Jadama in connection with a slashing incident that led to the death of a man.

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The dead man is one Abdoulie Secka, who was believed to have been hacked by the suspect Jadama, after Secka knocked him while riding his bicycle.

According to police spokesman Inspector Foday Conta, the incident happened at Giboro Amdallaihi at around 11am Tuesday.

”The raw information obtained by our men is that somehow Secka’s bicycle hit Jadama who, in apparent retaliation, went for a cutlass with which he hit Secka on the right arm leading to serious injuries,” Conta told The Standard. He further revealed that Secka was rushed to Brikama Health Center and then to EFSTH in Banjul where he later died.

“That’s the information now being analysed as investigations continue into the matter. We are interested in knowing if there is any other motive or previous problems between them,” Conta said.

He concluded that the suspect, Lamin Jadama, is being held and was initially charged with causing bodily harm which has now been upgraded to murder with the death of his victim.

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