2 'Lesbians, homosexual' charged, arraigned

April 12, 2012

Two alleged lesbians and an homosexual were Wednesday arraigned at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court presided over by Principal Magistrate Sheriff Tabally. Faity Jobe, Awa Touray, Gambians; and Ogika Amenechi, a Nigerian, are charged with indecent practice among themselves, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

According to the particulars of offence, Faity Jobe (1st accused) and Awa Touray (3rd accused) on the 5th April 2012 at Serrekunda and in diverse places were engaged in an indecent practice in a public place among themselves, thereby committed an offence.

The defence counsel for the 1st and 3rd accused, Lawyer Badou Conteh made an application for the accused persons to be granted bail, citing that they have been in police custody for more than 72 hours.

SOURCE: observer.gm/africa/gambia/article/2-lesbians-homosexual-charged-arraigned?