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Suspected homosexual murdered in Sunyani

Residents of the New Town suburb of Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region are yet to come to terms with the murder of a man suspected to be homosexual.

Samuel Osae Boampong, a tailor in his late twenties who plied his trade at the Sunyani main market was allegedly killed by his partner.

The incident is reported to have happened after their love affair between the deceased and his male lover from Kumasi turned sour.

Kuuku Abban of Sky FM reported that Samuel was last seen on Friday night entering his room with another young man. He was later found dead in his room.

Police suspect murder and have began investigations into the matter.

The Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Christopher Tawiah said initial investigations reveal that Samuel had sexual relations with the “guy from Kumasi [who] visited him…”

“Even at the scene of the crime, police found condom with some specimen in it…”

The Police PRO said while the two were locked in Samuel’s room, some residents said they heard screams but “they did not see anything” when they came out, “so they went back to sleep”.

On Saturday morning, DSP Tawiah said, Samuel was found dead in his room, lying face down and stabbed all over with a kitchen knife. The police say he had deep cuts in his chest. The murderer, he added, is at large.

Meanwhile Samuels’s body has been deposited at the regional hospital morgue.

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