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Abdoulie Gaye is from a “Customs family”

The 21-year-old reckless driver who killed three youngsters on Tobaski Day while racing with another driver on the Bertil Harding Highway is from a "Customs family" in Kotu. 

Omar Sowe, Ousman Bojang and Yusupha Owolo were hit by Abdoulie Gaye on a sidewalk along the highway. They were taken away from their families forever.  

 According to reports reaching What's On-Gambia, Abdoulie Gaye's father was a senior customs officer who was well-known in the Greater Banjul Area. 

"We heard his uncle, one Lie Badjie is also a Customs officer. That Lie is said to be the son of the late Kama Badjie, a minister of education during Sir Dawda's era," said a source.  

The 21-year-old was spared jail and told to pay D50,000 compensation to each family because the police refused to charge him over the death of the three boys.  

Facebook user, Simom Sabally said: "It appeared that the prosecution and court advertently or otherwise helped Mr Gaye to escape the mandatory of jail time of 10 years which is prescribed by Section 221A of the Criminal Code". 

Abdoulie is said to be holding a valid visa and could leave the country after the 21-day coronavirus lockdown.  


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