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Former Banjulinding Alkalo Passes Away

Nov 20, 2009, 11:40 AM | Article By: Abba A.S. Gibba

Mr. Sheriffo Colley, the former Alkalo of Banjulinding Village in Kombo North, Western Region yesterday passed away following a brief illness at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) at 48.

Sheriffo Colley was the Alkalo of Banjulinding from July 2005 until late when he handed over the mantle of Akaloship to his elder sister, Biray Colley, because of ill-health. Biray was acting in the capacity until last month when her service was terminated and then given back to Eric Tunde Janneh who was once the Alkalo of the village.

He was laid to rest on the same day in the afternoon in Banjulinding.

Mourners flocked the compound as hundreds of them wept when the coffin was being carried away for usual burial.

They grieved, as they would have done at the lost of a dear one.

In attendance were Mr. Lamin Sanneh, the Governor of Western Region, Alh. Demba Sanyang, the Paramount Chief, and a cross section of government officials.

Sheriffo has lived a simple and straightforward life that all those who know him commended in their epitaph.

He is survived by a wife and seven children.