17 Gambians charged with homosexual offences

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Seventeen Gambians were yesterday arraigned at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with indecent practice between males.

They were subsequently remanded in custody, following their denial of the charge.

They are Alieu Sarr, Kebba Ceesay, Abdoulie Bojang, Amadou Jallow, Amidou Nyang, Ousman Gomez, Sainey Fatty, Lamin Konateh, Lamin Sarr, Buba Banda, Ebrima Jallow, Lamin Saho, Abdoulie Cham, Lamin Jaiteh, Ousman Dibba, Abdoulie Saidy and Muhammed Manneh.

According to the charge sheet read in court, on 5 April 2012 at Serrekunda and diverse places in the Kanifing Municipality, they engaged in indecent practice among themselves.

The police prosecutor, Cadet Inspector Kanteh, objected to bail for the accused persons on the grounds that the investigation was still going on.

Magistrate Tabally then urged the police to expedite their investigation, and consequently remanded the accused persons in custody.

The case was then adjourned till 19 April 2012.

Author: Isatou Senghore