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Monday, April 19, 2021

Woman, 33, found hanging from tree in Salaji Forest

By Tabora Bojang

Fatoumatta Jallow, a 33-year-old resident of Mariama Kunda, Kombo North, was found hanging from a tree near Salaji Forest Park, suspected to have taken her own life.
She is believed to be from Guinea and was reported to have been “possessed” and had made several trips to Guinea for possible exorcism.

Fatoumata went missing last Monday after saying she was going to answer the call of nature. She eluded her minder and headed for the forest park.
According to Mariama Kunda alkalo, Yaya Manneh, Fatoumata’s family raised alarm after she went missing for an inordinate time. The villagers raised a search mission to look for her.

“Initially, the search yielded nothing. However, children from the neigbouring Sareh-Pateh village later found her lifeless body hanging from a tree near Salaji forest,” the alkalo said.
The deceased is survived by two sons.

Alkalo Manneh expressed his sadness about the incident saying he knew the woman to be very reserved and hard working.
Meanwhile, the police could not be reached for immediate comments on the matter as we went to press.

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