Two teenagers who were accused of killing a 10-year-old-body allegedly for money rituals were yesterday remanded in police custody by the Awutu Ofaakor District Court presided by Her Honour Rosemond Vera Ocloo.
The suspects, Felix Nyarko, 16, and Nicholas Kiki, 18, are alleged to have gruesomely murdered Ishmael Mensah with the intention of using his body parts to make money.
According to one of the suspects, a spiritualist, whom they had discovered through national television agreed to help them become instant billionaires by demanding a human being and a sum of GH¢5,000.
On April 3, the suspects were apprehended after residents of Coca Cola, near Lamptey Mills in Kasoa notified the Police of the sad incident surrounding the death of Ishmael.
The area was thrown into a state of shock and mourning in the mid-morning of Holy Saturday when news emerged that the two teenagers had killed the young boy.
The incident flooded various social media networks after the arrest of the suspects.
Some residents in the area said the suspects admitted hitting Ishmael Mensah’s head and neck with blocks, killing him in the process.
This was after the two suspects, through a friend lured the victim into an uncompleted building under the guise of selling him a video game at Lamptey, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region.
The case was yesterday heard at the Awutu Ofaakor District Court where the judge, Rosemond Vera Ocloo, remanded them into police custody.
They have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
The suspects are expected to reappear before the court on April 20, 2021.
Investigators are also on a manhunt for the spiritualist who promised the duo riches in exchange for the body parts.
The remains of Ishmael Mensah have been deposited at the Police Hospital Mortuary for autopsy while the Kasoa Divisional Police Command continues to investigate the matter.