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Condoms Survive Kumasi Ashawo Base Fire


The popular brothel at Sokoban Wood Village in Kumasi that was torched on Thursday morning by an angry mob saw the destruction of valuable items, including wooden structures, cash, clothing and mattresses.

Interestingly, however, one item that ‘refused’ to go down with the destroyed valuables was unused condoms.

During THE NEW PUBLISHER’s visit to the place on Friday morning, the unused condoms were seen scattered around, even as nearly every other item succumbed to the inferno.

While some observers tried to explain the situation away by claiming that condom was made of an inflammable material, others insist there was more to it than that.

It will be recalled that a group of young men on Thursday invaded the brothel and physically attacked the sex workers before setting the place on fire in retaliation to the alleged murder of one Akuguri Liman, aka ‘Tupac’.

Akugiri was, reportedly, stabbed severally in his stomach, few minutes after he had patronised the services of a sex worker.

Initial reports suggested the 22-year old was murdered because had a lot of money on him but the police said otherwise.

ASP Godwin Ahianyo, the Ashanti Regional Police PRO, in a press release, said Akuguri reportedly refused to pay after having a sexual encounter with a sex worker, prompting the ladies at the brothel to call in two of their pimps, Emeka Chuku, 47 and Adomako Nyamekye, 18, who instantly stabbed Akuguri, killing him in the process.

According to him, after the death of Akuguri, one Augustine Adu Okine, 19, also led a group of other young men to set the brothel on fire in retaliation.

ASP Ahianyo said Chuku, Nyamekye and Okine had been apprehended by the police to assist in their investigations, saying that calm had been restored at the place.

THE NEW PUBLISHER is investigating the ‘mystery’ behind the survival of condoms in such a conflagration.

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