Police find 2 dead bodies

Monday, June 10, 2019

Police have found two people believed to be a couple lying dead in the house on 30 May 2019.

According to the police, it was on Thursday at around 1800 hours when the Office of the Inspector General of Police received information that the shop of Sheikh Babou, a Mauritanian, situated at Kololi had not been opened for quite a while and an unpleasant odour was exuding from the shop. The information prompted officers to immediately visit the scene where the lifeless bodies of a man and woman identified as Sheikh Babou and Mariama Babou believed to be his wife were found. However, their six month old daughter was found alive.

The officers immediately evacuated the child to the Serrekunda General Hospital for medical attention as she had sustained injuries.

The Office of the Inspector – General of Police hereby informs the public that investigations are ongoing and its outcome will be made public as soon as they conclude.

Meanwhile, the baby is positively responding to treatment.

 The scene was preserved, protected and subsequently visited by forensics and crime scene experts who examined and collected evidence from the scene.

Preliminary investigations revealed no signs of  external involvement as so far evidence points to supposed domestic violence leading to a fight  resulting in the death of both.

This is further corroborated by evidence of previous history of violence and mental health issues around the couple.

After taking appropriate actions, the police eventually moved the bodies to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital for autopsy.

The general public is encouraged to come forward with information that may be useful to the investigations.