A gay man in Cameroon was stonned to death by an angry mob when he was caught having s3x with a 17 year old boy inside his shop in the cental market of Maroua, Cameroon. The man, 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.