GAMBIA: SENEGALESE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR STRANGLING WOMAN
July 26, 2019:
Justice Z. Jawara Alami of the High Court last week sentenced one Pap Ibrahim Khalilulaye Thiam, a Senegalese national to death for strangling one Fatou Loum, The Standard reported on 25 July 2019. (Sources: standard.gm, 25/07/2019)
The deceased, Fatou Loum, was murdered in her beauty salon in January 2018 at Kololi with her mouth gagged and her hands and legs tied.
Justice Z. Jawara said she cannot conclude without saying that the commission of murder in the case was intentional, cold blooded and brutal and very uncommon in this society.
“A strong message must therefore be sent to curb such cold blooded acts that go against the grain of society.
The dreadful crime committed has cut short the life of a young woman brutally, who would never know what it feels like to get married, have children and grow old, all because of a mere D800 and a Samsung Galaxy S2.
This leaves the court wondering what kind of person the accused person is. One can only conclude that he is a psychopath,” Justice Jawara said.