Two teenagers, who allegedly murdered a 10-year-old boy at Lamptey Mills in Kasoa in the Central Region on Holy Saturday, are to appear before the Ofankor District Court today. Felix Nyarko, 15, Nicholas Kini, 17, will appear for allegedly conspiring to kill the Class Four pupil of the Maranatha School, Ishmael Mensah, at about 10 a.m last Saturday.

The Kasoa Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Charles Koosono, confirmed this in an interview with the paper yesterday. The entire Lamptey Mills area was thrown into a state of shock and mourning in the mid-morning of Holy Saturday when news emerged that two teenagers had killed a young boy. The incident flooded various social media networks after the arrest of the suspects.

According to Mr. Frank Mensah Abdallah, father of the decease, he has returned from a trip in the Oti Region and was taking a nap when he was informed that his son had been killed by the youngsters. He said he immediately ran to the scene, an uncompleted building where the culprits had wanted to bury Ishmael and saw his body lying lifeless. Mr. Abdallah said upon enquiry, he was told that Felix had asked his youngest brothers to lure Ishmael out of the house through an obscure route only to be hit at the back of the head by Nicholas with a stick. “I am told after he fell down unconscious, Nicholas used a cement block to hit his head again to kill him,” he said.

He said when he asked why his son was killed, the two had said a mallam has asked them to provide the body of a youngster for his to perform some rituals that would enable them to become rich. He called for a speedy prosecution of the case, saying the conflicting ages given by the suspects must be thoroughly investigated to help deliver justice in the matter.

Source : Leona Purple

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