The eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog. Habibou Barrow is reported to have died on the way to the hospital after Sunday’s incident in Manjai near Banjul.
His funeral has already taken place. Mr Barrow is in the Senegalese capital Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday. Mr Barrow has two wives and four other children, according to reports.
The president-elects’s media team confirmed the news to local Gambian news portal Freedom Newspaper on Monday. “Yes, Habibou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of the second wife of Adama Barrow.
He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm,” they quoted an unnamed member of Barrow’s team.