The newly appointed Social Security Housing and Finance Corporation Director of Human Resources and Admin Mamalinguere Sarr, is likely not going to be able take up her appointment, as she faces child custody battle with her ex Gambian husband in Sweden, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Ms. Sarr and her husband Ousman Sillah had ended their years long marital life sometime ago. The former couple had two kids: A boy and a girl.
Ms. Sarr wanted to travel to Banjul with her two kids to start a new work life in the tiny West African country, but her former husband wouldn’t let her leave with the kids. He is also battling access to the kids, sources have revealed.
Ms. Sarr is currently faced with child custody dilemma with her former husband, sources remarked. She is yet to be granted permission by the Swedish courts to have sole custody of her two kids.
Child custody battle litigation is common amongst some Gambian families in Sweden. Unless the court finalizes its decision on the matter, Ms. Sarr cannot head out to Banjul with the kids. This might affect her recent job employment opportunity at the SSHFC, sources said.
Contacted for comment, Ms. Sarr said: “ This is a family matter and I do not want to comment on it.”
It has been gathered that Fatoumatta Rahim Cooker is also faced with similar challenges with her former husband Galleh Jallow. She and Jallow had divorced. She and her former husband are going to court over child custody issues.
According to sources, both Mama Sarr and Fatoumatta Rahim Cooker doesn’t want to leave their kids behind. They have both found themselves in protracted child custody cases with their former husbands.
Mama’s former husband and Ms. Cooker’s former husband are close buddies. The duos could not be reached for their own side of the story.