By Alhagie Sora
Mr Sheriff Dibba died at a medical facility at 7pm on Sunday 21 February 2016. He was laid to rest at Old Jeshwang Cemetery on Tuesday 23 February 2016.
A native of Baddibu No Kunda, Mr Dibba died at the age of 46 years. He is survived by four children, two boys and two girls.
According to a family source, while in police custody, Mr Dibba fell ill on Saturday, 20 February and was taken to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in the morning of Sunday, 21 February. He was pronounced dead at 7pm the same Sunday.
Mr Dibba was until the banning of their association by executive order the secretary of the association – Gambia National Transport Control Association (GNTCA). He and eight other members of the former executive committee of the association are on trial at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court. When they first appeared in court on 11 February 2016, the court ruled that it had no jurisdiction to try the case and transferred the matter to the high court. He further ordered that all nine accused persons be kept in police custody till their appearance before the high court. On Monday 22 February the other eight accused appeared in court and they were all granted bail. Meanwhile the name of the deceased was struck out of the indictment.