Police have arrested handful of people including Sheikh Hydara in connection with the death of Miss.
Vanisha, an Ivorian national.
As questions continued to swirl around the circumstances of her death, the police deputy spokesperson,
Foday Conta, said that Miss. Vanisah came to Lynnes Lodge in Manjai Kunda with a man identified as
Sheikh Hydara, a 34-year- old of Tallinding before her body was found dumped along the streets in Manjai
Kunda on Saturday, November 26.
Family members from HLM in Dakar have confirmed that Vanisah, 26, was born in Abijan to a Senegalese
mother, The Fatu Network reports. Her mum Niania Faal was said to have been informed about the death of
her only child and she was making arrangements to travel to Banjul from Abijan.
During the interrogation, police said, Mr. Hydara explained that he was with Miss. Vanisah at a local bar
where they had drink. “They decided to go into a lodge where he paid for a room. He stated that Miss
Vanisah decided to take shower whilst he was waiting. But after a while, he noticed that Vanisah fell in the
bathroom and blood was oozing from her nose.”
Mr. Hydara, during the investigation further revealed that in the wee hours of Sunday morning, he decided to
get her in his car with the help of some people in the lodge.
But police said that after a thorough investigation led by the Regional Police Commissioner Landing Bojang
and the Regional Crime Management Coordinator, ACP Pateh Bah, it was suspected that there could be foul
play surrounding Miss. Vanisah’s untimely demise.
According to The Fatou Network, Vanisah’s aunt, Fatou Faal said the family was saddened by what had
happened. “The saddest part is that we still do not have any credible information on what exactly happened
to our loved one,” she said. She added that Vanisah moved to The Gambia with her friends who are currently
The body of late Vanisah was at the mortuary of the EFSTH for a medical examination to further help in the
investigation, ASP Conta said.
The suspect Sheikh Hydara was also under police custody helping them in their investigation.
Author: Bekai Njie
Culled from The Point newspaper