Police in Gambia has launched massive raids and arrests on suspected homosexuals in greater Banjul region police source informed Kibaaro News. Twelve men suspected of homosexuality, were arrested and are under police net during the weekend raids in major hide outs in the greater Banjul area and Serre Kunda. The Gambia Police Force is still hunting for more people suspected of homosexuality in various areas, according to a Police informant in Banjul
“Already we have transferred them from Kairaba Police Station to the Police Headquarters in Banjul, the Gambia’s capital, for questioning”, according to a Senior Police Officer who preferred anonymity. “The investigation is not yet completed, and we are still hunting for others whose name were mentioned during our questioning”, the Officer added.
They will be charged in accordance with the law immediately police complete their investigation Kibaaro was assured by its source. Homosexuality in the West African nation is a serious offence and is punishable up to 15 years in prison. The Gambian leader in his many public speeches warned the homosexuals and gays to leave the Gambia or risk being beheaded. In his 2014 independence speech during, Gambia’s 49th independence anniversary, Jammeh said, “gays and homosexuals are mosquitoes they should be wipe-out of the society”.