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Kasoa ritual murder: Court remands suspects for 2 weeks

The two teenagers standing trial for allegedly murdering an 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah as Kasoa for ritual purposes have been remanded into police custody for two weeks.

Lawyer for the accused teenagers who are Felix Nyarko 16, and Nicholas Kiki 18, prayed the court to grant his clients bail but was denied.

He argued that since one of his client was a juvenile and the other still a suspect until proven otherwise, he prayed the court grant them bail.

Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Ernest Agbo, argued that granting the suspects bail could endanger their lives.

According to the prosecutor, keeping the suspects in police custody will keep them away from harm.

He added that keeping them will give the police more time to carry out with its investigations.

The Ofaakor District Court presided by His Lordship Samuel Kwesi Adjei granted the plea by the prosecutor on grounds that it does not have the jurisdiction to grant the suspects bail.

Meanwhile, police investigations have ascertained the age of Nicholas Kiki, 18 years, however, that of Felix Nyarko, a juvenile is yet to be confirmed.

The suspects are scheduled to reappear on 4 May 2021.

The duo were arrested for allegedly killing 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah for rituals on the 3rd of April, this year.

They have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

 

Source: Classfmonline.com|Ghana

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