Robbers Stab Young Man to Death


A young man and staff of the National Audit Office in his mid twenties met his untimely death on Wednesday evening after he was violently attacked and stabbed by alleged Armed robbers along the Palma Rima Beach area, The Alkmaba Times can report.

Ousman Jarjue, a native of Jarrol village, Foni Jarrol District, West Coast Region, according to people familiar with the story  went for a stroll with a colleague along the Palma Rima Beach in Kololi near SeneGambia when they were attacked by   violent armed criminals who forcefully demanded their belongings and everything in their possession. When he resisted, Ousman was brutally assaulted and stabbed seriously on his ribs. He sustained severe injuries and eventually died while been rushed to EFSTH, in Banjul.

However, his colleague who complied and handed his belongings to them is safe. The deceased body is at the Francis small teaching Hospital in Banjul where doctors are conducting a postmortem as police continue their investigations into the matter.

‘Ousman is a very humble and hardworking young man who just returned from Tanzania for a training. We will surely miss him.” a family friend told Alkmaba Times.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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