A woman has been killed and dumped on the side of a street in Manjai Kunda, a suburb outside the country’s commercial city of Serrekunda.
The woman, identified by her first name, Venasha is a 26-year-old Ivorian-Senegalese living with her extended family in The Gambia.
Her family in Ivory Coast and Senegal are making funeral arrangements.
Police have arrested 34-year-old Sheikh Hydara of Tallinding for his involvement in her death. According to deputy police spokesperson, Foday Conta, Hydara told investigators he was with Venasha on the night of her death.
The suspect and the victim had a drink at a local bar before heading to a lodge in Manjai where they rented a room on Saturday night.
Hyadara has denied any wrongdoing but said that Venasha fell while taking a shower and had blood oozing out of her nose.
Hydara with the help of some few people put the victim in his vehicle the next day and dumped her on the streets. Police suspect foul play and Hydara is their main suspect.