A man whose wife and two young children died in a flat fire in Nottingham has said it is “inconceivable” to think who might have “committed this cruel crime against my family”.
Aboubacarr Drammeh’s wife Fatoumatta Hydara and their two young daughters – Fatimah, three, and one-year-old Naeemah – died in hospital following a blaze at their Clifton home on Sunday.
Paying tribute, 40-year-old Mr Drammeh – who flew back from America following the fire, said: “It is with great sadness that we have lost Fatoumatta and our two daughters in such a tragic way.
“Fatoumatta had lived a short but a very beautiful and fulfilling life. A former voluntary worker, Fatoumatta was a very happy, bubbly woman who wouldn’t have the heart to hurt a fly. It is therefore inconceivable to think who might have committed this cruel crime against my family.
“We thank the Ahmadi Muslim community in Nottinghamshire, the Gambian community, the local neighbours and all those well-wishers for their continuous support in this difficult time.
“I and my in-laws are left without any daughters, grandchildren and nieces. I will deeply miss my family.”
A triple murder inquiry is continuing, with detectives continuing to question a 31-year-old man from Clifton.