A popular Cameroonian crossdresser, Shakiro also known as Bobrisky has been sentenced to five years in prison for “attempted homosexuality”.
A Cameroonian court handed down the sentence to him and one other suspect on Tuesday.
In February, Shakiro popularly known as “Cameroonian Bobrisky” and two other persons were arrested for allegedly practicing homosexuality, which is a crime in Cameroon.
Shakiro, real name Loic Njeukam, and Patricia, aka Roland Mouthe, were sentenced on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
The two received the maximum sentence of five years in prison and fines of 200,000 CFA francs ($372.44), their lawyers told Reuters.
Besides “attempted homosexuality,” they were convicted of public indecency and failing to carry identification.