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Kasoa murder: Police must establish age of suspect in two weeks – Court

The court has given the Ghana Police Service two weeks to establish the right age of one of suspects in police custody over the murder of a 10-year-old boy at Kasoa.

Nicholas Kenni and Felix Nyarko are being held on suspicion of killing Ishmael Mensah at Atia Coca-Cola, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region.

The Ofaakor district court presided over by His worship Samuel Adjei has also ordered the police prosecution to finish working on the docket.

The case has since been adjourned to Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased has expressed worry delays in handling the case, calling on the prosecution to speed up with investigations.

Watch Samed Akalilu, the family spokesperson sharing his views with the media:

Background

Nicholas Kenni and Felix Nyarko are being held on suspicion of killing Ishmael Mensah in Atia Coca-Cola, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region.

The two teenagers were arrested over the weekend over the suspected ritual murder.

The police said their investigations show that the two teenagers were allegedly acting on the orders of a fetish priest who demanded human parts to perform a money-making ritual for them.

Confession

According to the police, the duo confessed to killing Mensah on Saturday 3 April in the Coca-Cola suburb, near the Great Lamptey Mills School.

The crime is said to have taken place in an uncompleted building.

The police said the suspects hit the victim with clubs and building blocks several times, killing him in the process.

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