Barely a month after a Fullah baker was shot dead at Blackhall Road by thieves; another Fullah businessman was shot at point blank over the weekend at Mamboi Junction, Calaba Town, east of the capital.
Lamrana Bah, the president of the foreign exchange business people at Free Street, was returning home Friday evening in his car when he was attacked and shot at close range.
The person who was with him when he was shot, Chernor Bah, explained to Awoko that they were returning home from their business centre at Free Street when the incidence occurred at around 7:30 pm.
He narrated that, “We took off from Free Street for home, but we dropped one person off before we proceeded towards Calaba Town. It seemed some people were pursuing us and when we approached Calaba Town, a car overtook ours which forced us to stop. They started using invectives on us, demanding where the money was kept. It was at that point that somebody shouted from the right side of the car: ‘kill him’. Lamrana was then shot at close range.”
Chernor further explained that they saw the assailants removed the victim from the car and dumped him in a hole on the roadside. Lamrana was later taken to the Rokupr government hospital and later to the Emergency hospital, west of the capital, where he died. Sources at the business centre at Free Street disclosed that a friend of Lamrana was once robbed Le 70 million which caused them not to be taking monies home. That latest incident forced the Fullah business community to shut down their shops and other businesses last Saturday, while irate Fullah youths were threatening fire and brimstone on the anonymous assassins. By Ishmael Bayoh & Saidu Bah