A gay man, on Jan 6th, Lamine Goche, in Cameroon was stonned to death by an angry mob when he was caught having sex with a 17 year old boy inside his shop in the cental market of Maroua, Cameroon, said a Cameroon newspaper L’Actu.
Lamine Goche, a wholesale medicine supplier was also known as an Islamic teacher, an Oustaz, the “name given to one who has completed the study of the Koran.”
The crowd was alerted by a “street kid” shouting “Samaroka! Samaroka!” (the word for homosexual in the Fulfulde language).
His body was abandoned by the neighborhood’s Muslim traders, leaving it for Christians to bury.
The 17-year-old was reportedly taken to the district chief.
One merchant said of Lamine Goche’s sexual orientation, “We suspected for years. But Allah did not give us an opportunity to act. … Today Allah answered our prayers and we surprised him.”
Another merchant said no one had suspected his sexual orientation. “We had never seen him in action, especially because he was hiding beneath religious attire and pious behavior,” he said.
Merchants said they were especially angry with Lamine Goche because he described himself as a man of God, but gave himself over to homosexual behavior.
Human rights activists are trying to investigate the incident, which was reported to have occurred about 1,100 kilometers north of the capital city of Yaoundé.
Homosexuality in Cameroon share on the SOGI list:
Situation of the month of December 2012 and January 2013
Blackmail and ambush inside the LGBTI community
1) Since some weeks it prevails in the LGBTI community of Cameroon, a climate of fear among LGBTI members. A group of criminals have invested dating websites frequented by homosexuals.
Last December the 04th, Mr. Philippe M. was the last victim of this gang in Douala. The latter was attacked in his home by a group of three people who asked him money under the threat of revealing his homosexuality.
Note that in 2011, Mr. Philippe M. met Soppo (one member of this gang) on a dating site. The two men took an appointment at the Philippe M. home. After a night spent together Soppo asked Mr. Philippe M to give him money for his sexual services. To preserve its reputation, Mr. Philippe M. gave a positive answer to this blackmail.
A year later the 04th December 2012, the same Soppo came back again in Mr. Philippe M. home with 03 of his accomplices and asked him money again under the same threat of revealing his homosexuality. After a violent fight between the victim and his attackers, the gang managed to escape with some goods as: passports, laptop, digital camera, etc. Mr. Philippe M. succeeded to catch Soppo who is considered as the key member of the gang. The two men were taken to the Centre of Alternatives-Cameroon by some close friends of Mr Philippe M.
The association called to the police agents who are on the internal file compose by some gay friendly authorities. After hearing both parties, the police agent asked Soppo to bring the stolen materials. The accomplices of the latter came in the centre with the equipment of Mr. Philippe M.
2) The 28th of December 2012, Josephine M. left Douala to Yaoundé to spend the end of the year. She met Lynda N on a dating site frequented by lesbians. The two girls took an appointment in a hostel located in Nkomo neighborhood in Yaoundé.
After having been received by Lynda N in a room of the hostel, the latter apologized to her guest and pretended to go to the shop. After a while, another person came in the room and told to Josephine M that he is a police agent.
He asked Josephine M to show him her ID card. She refused to obey if he did not show her his own police card before.
The latter immediately accused Josephine M. to be a lesbian and threatened to take her to the nearest police station.
Josephine M. succeeded to escape after a short lack of vigilance of her attacker and took refuge at the home of one of an LGBTI activist in the city of Yaoundé.
We received many others complains of some members of the LGBTI community about this blackmails and ambush.
Note that all this abuses were planned with the complicity of some members of the LGBTI community, and most of the abusers are also from this community.
It is sad to see how this community which is strongly discriminated by the society begins to fight itself, it is also sad to see how this crowd does not know how to become a crowd as the French writer Aimé Césaire said.