By Mike Daemon
A 19-year old gay teenager publicly known as Lesley Flavour has been reportedly murdered by an unknown person who robbed and stabbed him to death close to his house in Cameroon.
According to his friends’ reports:
Lesley Flavour Chia, 19, was robbed and stabbed to death close to his brother’s home, where he sought refuge from the dangers of northwest Cameroon.
The murder occurred about 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in a narrow entrance to the house.
Flavour was a gentle young man who was very much still in the closet, so his friends doubt that he was killed because of his sexual orientation.
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The teenager had moved from his hometown, Belo in the English-speaking northwest region, and attended school in nearby Bamenda, but his education was interrupted there by clashes between government forces and the area’s Anglophone rebels.
School has not been held in that part of the country for the past two years.
Flavour applied for admission to schools in Yaoundé, but most of the schools where full. His only opportunity was to attend an evening classes at Oxford Comprehensive High School in Yaoundé.
He was in his final year there. He usually attended extra classes on Fridays and Saturdays, which ran from 4 p.m to 8 p.m. On his way home after class he was robbed and stabbed to death.