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‘She knew I had Two other Wives’ Says Gambian in Hong Kong Murder Trial

Ousainou Touray has appeared in a Hong Kong court for the ongoing murder trial of his Filipino wife. Touray said he quarreled with his late wife about his two other spouses before she died.

Ousainou, 39, was charged with murder. He turned himself to Hong Kong police on April 10th, 2019, after he found his wife Adele Melano Cuyacot, 40, died when he woke up from a fight.

Defending himself in the High Court today, Ousainou said Cuyacot knew he had two other wives before they got married. He also said she didn’t ask him to divorce the two other wives when they married in a mosque in 2019.

However, they argued a lot over the two other wives after they married, Ousainou pointed out. The couple was also fighting over this issue at the time of the incident, he added.

He said Cuyacot sometimes slapped or even punched him when they argue. But she acted more rigorously on that day – she punched his chest and head and even bit one of his right-hand fingers for over a minute, according to Ousainou.

Ousainou said he pushed Cuyacot away only to free himself from her. He added he went to sleep after the argument, and Cuyacot was still conscious without any bruise on her body by that time. However, he found his wife dead when he woke up.

The prosecution then said Ousainou killed Cuyacot on that day by covering her mouth and nose. Ousainou denied the accusation repeatedly and even once cried. The judge then dismissed the court for a short while for him to calm down.

According to Ousainou, he met Cuyacot in 2015. At that time, she already knew Ousainou was holding a recognizance form issued by the Immigration Department, meaning he was not allowed to work in Hong Kong and has two wives.

The trial continues

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