The Police are after 25-year-old Masireh Saho, who stabbed to death his uncle in Kanifing South on Tuesday evening. Saho fled the scene and went into hiding.
Baba Camara, 35, was stabbed multiple times by his nephew. The two had an altercation in the family compound that escalated into a physical fight.
According to the police, Camara was stabbed in the torso during the fight. The suspect fled shortly after prompting the manhunt. He [Camara] has been urged to turn himself in but the public has also been advised to be on the lookout.
“The victim was rushed to the Serre Kunda General Hospital where he was pronounced dead,” the police spokesperson, David Kujabi said.
“The police are currently on the search for the suspect and are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to report to the closest police station.”
A court in the eastern region of Basse this month handed a death sentence to two people for murder. Strict laws apply to both manslaughter and murder in the country.
The country has not had an execution of prisoners since an international outcry in 2012 forced former President Yahya Jammeh to place a moratorium on the death penalty.
New President Adama Barrow has signed several UN treaties in September, one of them seeking to abolish the death penalty in the country, which is now seen as new hope for human rights in Africa.
However, there are growing concerns that crime has been increasing in The Gambia. At least three armed robberies in which shots were fired have been reported. The suspects escaped security forces in all cases.