Abo watched his mother being killed by members of a gang known as 'Asma Boys' in Sabratha, Libya, his father Mammi said. Abo and his father, who are migrants from Sierra Leone, have been detained at the Gharyian Center for the past four months after they reported her death to the police.
The migrant from Sierra Leone says his wife was killed by a gang. Mammi said that the ''Asma Boys attacked me and my wife in Sabratha, to pay them 3,000 dinars''. He said gang members started shooting and ''my wife got scared and started running away''. He said he ran away with his son and hid nearby. ''After everyone left, I went close to my wife and I found her dead, I went to the police station, to report the attack, and the policemen took me to Gharyan'', Mammi said, adding he has been at the center for the past four months.