Friday, 18 January 2013 00:05(JollofNews) – A court in The Gambia Wednesday granted bail to two men who were charged with attempt to commit an unnatural offence.
Allan Hughes, a British national and his Gambian friend, Assan Mballow, were arrested and detained by police on Monday in Kerr Serign some 11 miles away from the Gambian capital, Banjul.
They were alleged to have been found playing with each other’s cocks, with the intent to satisfy their sexual desires, thereby committed an offence.
Both men denied the charges and were released on bail at sum of D100, 000 by Principal Magistrate Sheriff Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
The case continues
Homosexuality in the Muslim dominated in tiny west African state is regarded as a taboo and the country’s President, Yahya Jammeh has vowed to come down heavily on gays and lesbians in the country.
The president described homosexuality as an abomination and an alien norm that is being imposed on Africans by the West in the name of freedom and rights.
He said while he remains president, Gambians will live and behave according to Gambian and African cultural norms and nurture faith in the supremacy of God.
Written by PK Jarju
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