Kasoa ritual killing: Tears flow at funeral of slain 11-year-old

Family and sympathizers of the 11-year-old reportedly killed for ritual purposes have gathered for his funeral in Kasoa.

The body of 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah was only released this morning after a postmortem.

The funeral was held in line with Islamic customs. The family had requested the body much earlier.

The family told Citi News that they are happy they now have the opportunity to bury their loved one in line with their customs.

Two teenagers, Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini were arrested by the Kasoa Divisional Police Command following the killing.

Some eyewitnesses said the suspects lured the deceased into an uncompleted building and smashed his head with a club and cement blocks killing him instantly.

They subsequently buried him in the building.

Police said the suspects planned to recover the body at midnight for the supposed rituals.

The two suspects were remanded in police custody on their first appearance in court on April 6, 2021.

They are to reappear in court on April 20, 2021.

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