A husband whose wife and two daughters were killed in a fire in Clifton said he will “much miss” his family. Abu Bakr Darami, 40, paid tribute to his wife, Fatumata Haidara, and their two young daughters after they died in hospital following a fire in their home.
Three-year-old Fatima Drami and her little sister Naima Darami, who is one year old, were taken to Queens Medical Center but nothing could be done to save them. Their mother Fatoumata, 28, was put on life support but died yesterday morning (22nd November) – two days after a fire broke out in their flat in Fairisle Close, Clifton.Read:60,000 bid farewell to the Queen in Edinburgh | News
A joint police and shooting investigation concluded that the fire was started deliberately and a triple homicide investigation is ongoing, with detectives continuing to question a 31-year-old man from Clifton. Paying tribute to his wife and children, Mr. Drame – who returned from America after the devastating fire in the early hours of Sunday – said: “It is with great sadness that we have lost Fatoumata and our two daughters in such a tragic way.
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Fatuma lived a short but beautiful and fulfilling life. A former volunteer worker, Fatumata was a very happy, bubbly woman who wouldn’t have the heart to hurt a fly. So it is unimaginable who committed this brutal crime against my family.Read:Two-car crash leaves three people seriously injured as police launch appeal
“We thank the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Nottinghamshire, the Gambian community, local neighbors and all well-wishers for their continued support at this difficult time. My in-laws and I have been left without daughters, grandchildren and nieces. I will miss my family immensely.”
A large team of highly skilled investigators continues to work around the clock to fully understand the circumstances that led to the tragedy. Detective Senior Inspector Mark Sinskey, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has provided information to date to assist in our ongoing investigation.
“This is a very active investigation, so I would ask that anyone who has any footage of the surrounding area that they have not yet sent us or has any information that could help with our inquiries, to contact you. No words can describe the pain all of the victims’ families are feeling at the time.” current, and we are doing everything we can to get them the justice they deserve.Read:Gran of murdered young girl ‘set fire to hotel with family inside’
“Every piece of evidence we can gather will get us closer to this aim – so please contact us if you know anything or are in Fairisle Close between 12am and 4.30am on or around Sunday.”
Anyone with information that could help the investigation are asked to submit it here: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk). If you prefer to speak to officers, call 101 and ask for Nottinghamshire Police, quoting Incident 110 dated 20 November 2022.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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