A market vendor, Moussa Kah was stabbed and killed on Tuesday in the southern city of Brikama, in the Gambia’s West Coast Region, police spokesperson Foday Conta said.
Kah, a Senegalese citizen from the Holy city of Touba was stabbed on the neck and side, to the rib, causing his death by Mustapha Ndiaye, also from Senegal’s northwestern city of Touba.
Gambian authorities are currently searching for Ndiaye, who fled the scene after changing his clothes, likely crossing the border into Senegal’s southern region of Casamance.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that after the assault on Moussa Kah, Tapha rushed back to his room and changed his clothes before fleeing,” Conta told the local paper, The Standard.
“He is on the run and the police are taking all efforts to apprehend him to face justice. Both the clothes he wore and the knife he used to stab the victim are recovered by the police.”
Murder in the Gambia is very uncommon and the community around the Brikama market, where the two men worked are in shock. Community leader are calling for the police to apprehend the fugitive and have justice done.