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Alleged homosexual’s trial progresses in chambers

Apr 2, 2015, 10:22 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The criminal trial involving one Momarr Sowe, accused of engaging in a homosexual act, proceeded yesterday in chambers before Justice Abi of the Banjul High court, with more witnesses testifying.

The accused, the state counsel, and the defence were present in court.

Momarr Sowe is among the three Gambians accused of conspiracy and engaging in a homosexual act.

After they pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail by the presiding judge, Justice Abi, the state applied for the evidence of their witnesses to be heard in chambers, which was granted by the court.

The particulars of offence in count one stated that Momarr Sowe sometime in 2002 at Brusubi in West Coast Region, conspired with Modou Lamin Conateh to engage in homosexual acts.

Count two stated that the accused at Brusubi in West Coast Region conspired with Modou Lamin Conateh to engage in homosexual acts.

Count three stated that the accused sometime in 2003, at Lugi Restaurant in Palma in KMC and elsewhere within the jurisdiction conspired with Kebba Ceesay to engage in homosexual acts.

Count four stated that the accused in 2003 at diverse places in The Gambia and elsewhere conspired with Iker Nyan to engage in homosexuals acts.

The case continues. 

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