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In the matter of ‘husband kills wife for Le4,000…’

Pathologists says cause of death was ‘hypertension and toxic gas’

By Victoria Saffa

Five days after the remains of Aminata Tholley were deposited at the Connaught hospital mortuary for autopsy, the sole government pathologist, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma yesterday released a statement attributing her death to ‘hypertension and toxic gas.’

The deceased, formerly of No.8 Williams Street, Portee, died last Thursday after an altercation with her husband, Mohamed Fofanah, over the latter’s missing Le4,000. Eye witnesses say the accused used excessive physical force on the deceased before she collapsed and died.

The autopsy report though attributes the cause of death to too much poisonous smoke in her internal organs, and hypertension.

However, Detective Constable Sombie B. of the Kissy Police Station, who is handling the investigation, says the step is to send the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice as to whether to press charges or not.

The accused remains in detention at the Kissy Police Division, awaiting his fate.