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Man found dead at Abuko

Dec 9, 2011, 1:41 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

A man believed to be in his 50s was reportedly found dead at around Abuko Biring-Njago in the early hours of Sunday morning, this paper has reliably learnt.

Abdoulie Colley, who until his mysterious demise worked with Red Coat at Gambia International Airport, was found death with no sign of injuries on his body.

When the news broke, this paper visited the compound of the late Abdoulie Colley in Fajikunda to ascertain the circumstances leading to Colley’s death.

Speaking to our reporter, Essa Colley, father of the deceased, said the body of the deceased was found dumped in Abuko.

According to him, he was informed of his son’s death by his younger brother, Musa Colley, a customs officer attached to the airport, at around 3 am.

“My last conversation with my son was on Saturday, when he was informing me that Tamxarit was on Sunday,” he added.

Mariama Saidy, widow of the deceased, also told this reporter that shortly after receiving the news of her husband’s death, she received two strange calls from anonymous numbers asking her what relationship she had with the deceased.

“The callers were so harsh on me, and they told me to meet them at Abuko police station. I asked them for what, but they only told me that they were friends to my husband,” she explained.

The late Abodulie Colley is survived by a wife and six children. He was laid to rest on Monday at the Latrikunda Mampato-koto cemetery.