#Headlines

Family of Modou Lamin Sisay calls for justice

Jun 15, 2020, 12:00 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

The family of the late Modou Lamin Sisay, who died in the hands of American police is demanding justice for the death of their relative.

Momodou Lamin Sisay, a 39-year-old Gambian who was fondly called Boy Sisay, was resident in a county northeast of Atlanta, US. He was killed by police on May 29, 2020.

In the wake of a global protest (including The Gambia) against brutality and racism, an aunt to the deceased, Yvette Wadda, expressed her devastation on receiving the news of her nephew’s death.

“The news found me on my sick bed and it makes me so confused,” said Yvette Wadda Jatta. She added that it was very difficult for them after hearing the news of Boy Sisay’s death.

“Modou Lamin Sisay was a very pious man. He was under my guardianship when he was in The Gambia. All what is being said in the police report in America are all lies. We are now calling for justice for the death of our son (Modou Lamin Sisay), George Floyd and all the other blacks who were brutally killed by the American people.”

For her part, Louise Kwokori, a cousin to Modou Lamin Sisay, who spoke amid tears, told The Point that all what they are demanding for is justice for the death of her cousin.

Contrary to what has been claimed surrounding the circumstances of his death, she said Boy Sisay was a very pious man who would never engage in what the American police report said about him, (fire fight).

Madam Kwokori said that the late Sisay was too young, with no wife or kid, and for him to lose his life in that way in hands of the police was unacceptable.

 “Our demand for justice is not only for Boy Sisay but also for all the other black people who were killed by the American police – to make sure that our voices are heard; to put an end to the racism and brutality black people face in America and other countries.”

Monica Jatta, a sister to Modou Lamin Sisay also said that it was very difficult for them after hearing news of the death of Boy Sisay, adding that nobody wishes for their family member to die like Modou Lamin and George Floyd.

“We are now calling for justice to prevail for Modou Lamin Sisay, George Floyd and all the others blacks who died in the hands of the American authorities.”

Read Other Articles In Headlines
adama barrow
NAWEC’s water, electricity business to be separated
Sep 19, 2022, 10:41 AM

According to President Adama Barrow during the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in Banjul last week, his administration has resolved to separate the water business from the electricity business at National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) and have them as two independent corporations.

7 soldiers
7 soldiers so far arrested, 2 at large
Dec 28, 2022, 11:39 AM

Government Spokesman Ebrima Sankareh has stated through press releases that so far seven soldiers of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have been arrested in connection with the coup plot foiled on 20 December this year.

AMM Finance Service
AMM Finance Services allegedly robbed of D6.5M
Feb 24, 2021, 11:46 AM

Officials of AMM Finance Services and Bureau De Change Ltd. have confirmed that they were robbed of over D6.5 million last Saturday.

Bensouda
‘KMC spends over D6.5m Bakoteh dumpsite’
Feb 3, 2021, 12:00 PM

Following complaints by the community of Bakoteh and its environs over a recent fire outbreak that occurred at the Bakoteh dumpsite, the mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), Talib Ahmed Bensouda has revealed that the council had spent over 6.5 million dalasis to manage and maintain the dumpsite, adding that the Bakoteh dumpsite is not only KMC’s issue but the nation’s as well.