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Son allegedly kills mother’s suspected lover

Mar 11, 2013, 9:57 AM | Article By: Baboucarr Senghore

Details are emerging of yet another alleged killing in Lamin Sanchaba village, barely a month after a similar incident took place in Kerewan, all in the Kombo North district of the West Coast Region.

The latest incident, which took place on Saturday, saw the reported killing of one Mbemba Jallow, a man believed to be in his 40s, by a young man, who according to eyewitnesses, suspected that the deceased person was having an affair with his mother.

According to informed sources, the suspect, one Malang Sonko, a Senegalese national from Seleti village in the southern Senegalese province of Casamance, allegedly hit the suspect with a cutlass on the neck leading to his death, after he found the deceased in the mother’s house in Lamin Sanchaba.

Sources further told The Point that the suspect’s father a few years ago divorced his mother, who moved to Lamin Sanchaba where she has been residing since then.

“The suspect visited the mother in Lamin Sanchaba and has been staying with her, but the deceased used to visit the mother during the night,” a family member told The Point.

Sources further narrated that when the son suspected that the deceased was with the mother on Saturday, he reportedly attacked them (the mother and the deceased), and as the mother tried to intervene, he hit her with the cutlass wounding her seriously.

“The victim then chased the deceased out of the house, and hit him with the cutlass several times on the neck, resulting in his death,” another family member narrated.

This latest incident, which has sent shock waves across the West Coast Region, comes exactly 25 days after a taxi driver was brutally killed and dumped in a well in Kombo Kerewan.

Abdourahman Jallow, a taxi driver, according to police sources, was hired by the suspect to go to Kunkujang Keitaya, from where they proceeded to a remote area in Kombo Kerewan where he was reportedly hit several times on the head by the suspect, before dumping the body in a nearby well.

Meanwhile, the suspects in both cases have been arrested and are currently in custody.