Wounded Coco Ocean boss flown to Germany
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Farid Bensouda, the proprietor of Coco Ocean
Resort & Spa in Bijilo, was on Monday flown to Germany for medical
treatment, following the attack on him Saturday night at his residence in Kerr
Serign, the Daily Observer has learnt.
According to our source, the suspects, Muhammed
Carew, a former employee of the
Resort and Modou Jaw, a resident
of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, who ‘attempted to kill’ Bensouda, beat him seriously,
during which he sustained serious injuries on his head and other parts of his
body. It is alleged that the assailants used knives and other dangerous
metallic objects during the attack.
The source further disclosed that the suspects
left Bensouda in a pool of blood and ran away with his mobile phone which they
were using to call their girlfriends. “The police acted upon this mark of identification
and were able to trace the numbers they were calling from Bensouda’s mobile
phone and they were eventually led to the homes of the suspects which led to
their arrest,” the source disclosed.
This paper also learnt that the police did very well to trace the suspects and it took them nearly 46 hours from the time of the incident to get the culprits. Meanwhile, the suspects have been charged with conspiracy, attempted murder and robbery, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.
Author: Assan Sallah