Gambia: SIC denies receiving D8M from Barrow

Hits: 10842The Supreme Islamic Council has denied reports that its officials had received millions of dalasis from President Adama Barrow for a nationwide tour to canvass for him to serve for five years. Recent social media reports suggested that President Barrow gave the top brass of the country’s apex Islamic body eight million dalasis for a nationwide tour to ask Gambians to rally behind him regarding his plan to remain in office until 2021. But in a rebuttal posted on its website on Friday, SIC said the tour has ‘nothing…

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Girl, 15, Arrested For ‘poisoning’ Parents

Hits: 11658An unidentified fifteen-year-old girl was Friday arrested, questioned and released on bail by police in Basse for allegedly poisoning her parents, The Standard can reliably report. She was questioned then confessed to putting poison in her parents’ food who survived. According to a family source, the girl told the police that her actions were out of frustration with her parents’ continuous interference in her private life. “The girl would always want to go out at night but her parents would refuse, especially when they realised that whenever she left…

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