Residents of New Kyekyere, a suburb of Kronum in the Suame Municipality of the Ashanti Region were thrown into a state of fear when a man was found hanging in the area.
The yet-to-be-identified man believed to be 35 years old was seen hanging with a sponge on an iron rod in an uncompleted building.
The sad incident occurred on Thursday, August 18, 2022. The Assembly member of the area Michael Adu-Poku however suspects foul play.
Narrating the sad report on Kumasi-based OTEC FM’s morning show, Nyansapo, Adu-poku said they suspect that the deceased was murdered by some unknown assailants and hanged in the uncompleted building.
“I personally smell a rat on this alleged suicide, looking at the distance from the ground to where the sponge was tied, I do not think it will be strong enough to kill such a young man,” he said.
He added that he got wind of the disturbing news through a phone call from residents in the area and quickly rushed home to authenticate the matter only to discover the shocking news.
Adu-Poku noted that they are now trying to find the family of the deceased as residents have denied any knowledge of who he is.
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The body was still hanging in the uncompleted building as of the time of filling this report as residents were waiting for police to examine the crime scene.