18 ‘homosexuals’ charged, arraigned
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Eighteen alleged homosexuals [16 Gambians, one Nigerian and one Senegalese national], were Tuesday, April 10, 2012, arraigned before the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with indecent practice among themselves, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.
The accused persons, Alieu Sarr, Kebba Ceesay, Abdoulie Bojang, Amadou Jallow, Ogika Amenechi, Amadou Nyang, Ousman Gomez, Sainey Fatty, Lamin Konateh, Lamin Sarr, Buba Banda, Ebrima Jallow, Lamin Saho, Abdoulie Cham, Ousman Dibba, Lamin Jaiteh, Abdoulie Saidy, Muhammed Manneh, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sheriff Tabally.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused persons mentioned above on the 5th April 2012 at Serrekunda and in diverse places, were engaged in an indecent practice among themselves at a public place, thereby committed an offence. They all pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The prosecutor, Cadet Inspector Kanteh objected to the bail of the accused persons on the grounds that the matter is still under investigation and some of the accused persons are at large. He therefore applied for an adjournment to call his witnesses.
The presiding Magistrate ordered for the accused persons to be remanded at Mile Two. The case was adjourned to the 19th April 2012.
Author: by Modou Gomez