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Witness says her mother died in witch-hunt activity

Nov 20, 2019, 1:51 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

Fatou Fatty, a native of Jambur yesterday testified before the TRRC’s regional hearings that her mother died as a result of former president, Yahya Jammeh’s witch-hunting activities in 2009.

She explained that when the witch hunters came to their village, Adama Bojang, came and told her mother Nyima Koteh alias Boye Koteh to go and see what was happening because they were dancing. She added that her mother was 81 years at the time.

“After the dance, they put them in the vehicle and I asked what was going on? Some told me that they were going to be cured, but I never knew in what form.”

She testified that they were taken by some soldiers and men dressed in red. She, however, added that her mother came back like a mad person with her teeth broken, adding that she died after being sick from the incident.

“After three days, I took her to the hospital for and they said she was suffering from diabetes. She never opened her eye, she was in the same condition before taken to the hospital and she died like that.”