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2 Men Hang Dead On Kumasi Trees


The lifeless, stiff and cold bodies of two young men were found hanging at two separate locations in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, on Tuesday morning.

While some say it was likely to be suicide and purely coincidental, others say it could be ritual murder as there were no traces of any suicide notes.

The first lifeless body was found dangling freely on a mango tree at Adukrom in the Asokore Mampong Municipality around 6:30 in the forenoon of Tuesday and it immediately attracted a curious crowd which comprised of a panicked few.

Eye witnesses identified the deceased young man only as ‘Kwaku’, a resident of Adukrom, a densely populated area.

The late Kwaku was described as a happy and hardworking young man who showed no traces whatsoever he was contemplating suicide.

The sight of his lifeless body hanging on a mango tree near a famous church in the community, sent onlookers wailing as news of his death started to make waves across Kumasi.

The victim, aged about 20, did not leave behind any suicide note to explain why he decided to hang himself, if indeed he committed suicide.

Several of the persons who trooped to catch a glimpse of the dangling corpse, opined Kwaku was murdered.

The bereaved family has therefore appealed to the security agencies to properly investigate the death.

Barely thirty minutes after Kweku’s body was found, another lifeless body of a man also believed to be his mid 20’s was also seen hanging on a tree at Suame Market at 7am.

There were scary cuts all over his body, including his forehead, stomach and back when the body was found.

People in the market could not readily identify the deceased person and residents say he was not likely to have lived in the community.

Once again, persons who rushed to the scene concluded that the man was probable killed somewhere and body his hanged in the market to make it seem it was a suicide incident.

Meanwhile, the police had deposited the two bodies at the morgue as they instigate the deaths.

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