Gay man reportedly stoned to death in Cameroon

Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:

Location of Maroua in Cameroon. (Map courtesy of Google Maps)

Location of Maroua in Cameroon. (Map courtesy of Google Maps)

An angry crowd in northern Cameroon reportedly stoned a man to death on Jan. 6 after he was found having sex with a 17-year-old boy.

According to an online account, apparently from the newspaper L’Actu, Lamine Goche was killed by a crowd after he was “caught red-handed” inside his shop in the Central Market of Maroua, Cameroon.

A wholesale medicine supplier, Lamine Goche was a Nigerian native and 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…

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