Foreign media report white tourists buy children for N921 in Gambia

Foreign media report white tourists buy children for N921 in Gambia

- A western media, The Sun, has reported about the amoral sex transactions happening in The Gambia

- According to their correspondent, children were sold for as low as £2 (N941.88) per time to white British tourists

- Experts who spoke to the UK media concerning the case blamed the stark poverty in the country

A report by UK newspaper, The Sun, has revealed that children are sold as sex slaves to British paedophiles for as low as £2 (N941.88) per time.

According to the same media reports, British citizens are also cashing on the relaxed tax laws of the African country to perpetuate their activities.

The Sun said its reporter saw how Gambian children were seen as susceptible to the foreign citizens on several beach resorts at Kololi.

The correspondent also witnessed how children as young as six accompany white people to bars that are filled with aged tourists.

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It was also gathered that there was a scared kid who watched a middle-aged white woman fight a sex worker at one of the resorts at night.

In another instance, and at 111:30pm, a two-year-old child looked on, accompanied a white man in an environment that was thick with cigarette smoke.

A collage of the pictures taken by the correspondent of the UK Sun media. Photo Source: UK Sun
A collage of the pictures taken by the correspondent of the UK Sun media. Photo Source: UK Sun
Source: UGC

The western media also said it launched the investigation as economic experts saw a gloomy future for the country with the collapse of Thomas Cook, a travel firm.

In an interview, Limina Fatty, the national coordinator of Child Protection Allinace in The Gambia, said that African minors have been targets for tourists for long.

“Sex is cheap in my country and children are being sold for as little as 150 dalasis, or just over £2 in your currency.

“Some of the parents know their children are being abused and they accept it because they are so desperate for food in their bellies,” he said.

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Basing the condition on the stark poverty in the country, he said that children in the country are always approached by the amoral fun-seekers.

A former representative of the collapse tourist company also spoke about how a lack of food and the need for survival are the causes of their vulnerability.

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When The Sun showed an expert the pictures they had taken, they said that the police should have questioned the activities of the tourists in line with the child protection laws of the country.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Treka Engleman, a black American woman, adopted three white children as a show of love so they could have a good home to stay.

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