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Shopkeeper arrested for murder in URR

Oct 19, 2020, 11:31 AM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Police in the Upper River Region have arrested Doro Touray, a native of Koina village in the Kantora District of URR for reportedly killing his elder brother Kantara Touray, The Point has been reliably informed.

The suspect at the time of gathering the report was detained at Basse Police Station as investigation into the matter continued.

A anonymous source confirmed the development, saying the deceased was mentally unstable.

“The deceased woke up early in the morning and accused the suspect of stealing his wallet containing some cash. However, the elder brother of both the deceased and the suspect intervened by calming down the deceased. The deceased was then taken to his house."

The suspect who is a shopkeeper, our source added, was then asked to go to his shop. “As he (shopkeeper) was walking towards his shop, the deceased walked out from his house and chased the suspect from behind with an axe. The women in the compound shouted and told the suspect to look behind as the deceased was attempting to hit him. As he looked turned back and saw the deceased with an axe, he also decided to pick up a stick and hit the deceased.”

The deceased, our source further explained, fell down and become unconscious. “He was later rushed to Koina Health Centre and later transferred to Basse District Hospital for medical attention. Unfortunately, he died three days after the incident.”

“However, the family members decided to bury the deceased without informing the police about the incident. The police later got the news about the incident and decided to exhume the remains, which were later taken to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul for postmortem examination."

Meanwhile, another source claimed that the family members of deceased have signed an affidavit and wanted to withdraw the case based on the fact that they didn't want to lose their two sons at the same time.

The suspect, our source said, was the breadwinner of the family and in fact, the deceased was under his guardianship.

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