Forex exchange bureau staff stabbed to death by an alleged armed robber

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By Nelson Manneh

A staff at a Forex Exchange Bureau at Westfield was on Friday 18th January 2024 stabbed “multiple times” to death by an alleged armed robber.
 
The incident happened shortly before Jummah prayers.
The victim, Fatou Kargbo, was rushed to Westfield clinic, but she was confirmed dead on arrival.
 
An eyewitness told this reporter that the alleged armed robber also attempted to kill himself by stabbing himself with the same knife and he fell down, but he was rushed hospital.


 
“He stabbed himself as well. But I heard he did not die, he is still alive,” the eyewitness told Foroyaa.
 
The spokesperson of the Gambia Police Force Cadet Assistant Superintendent, Binta Njie, confirmed the incident to Foroyaa, adding that as of Friday 18th January 2024, the alleged armed robber was responding to treatment.
 
Lamin Dampha, a commercial taxi driver, who is an eyewitness, said that he saw the alleged armed robber around the Bureau, but he never knew that he was there to rob the victim.
 
“When I heard the victim shouting, I ran towards the Bureau but before I reached there he had already stabbed the woman and himself too. I was among the first people to reach the scene because I was not far from there; he (the alleged robber) knew that he would not escape because people were coming. He used the knife he was holding and stabbed himself and fell down,” he said.
 
Mr Dampha said looking at the alleged robber, he concluded that he was dead because the way he stabbed himself was serious.  
 
Foroyaa will continue to follow up the incident with the Police and will update its readers.