Eastern Gambia man arrested for murder

Eastern Gambia man arrested for murder

The police in the administrative city of Basse have arrested a 30-year-old man for the killing of Samba Krubally in the country’s Fulladu district.

Saidou Cham allegedly hit Mr. Krubally with a stick on his head killing him on spot. The two had a spat that escalated. The incident happened in Girroba Kunda.

“Samba went to his grandfather’s cashew farm and that is where his quarrel with Saidou started,” said one of the residents. “They started the fight there and ended up in the village.”

“Saidou hit him with a big stick and there was blood all over. He was taken to the hospital but they said he was already dead. We are not used to this here. It is sad.”

A postmortem has been carried out on Samba Krubally at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. The details of the postmortem have not been made public.

Cham is being detained at the Basse Police Station. He is charged with murder and could face the death penalty. He is helping detectives with their investigation.

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