- The traditional priestess, Charity Mensah has been granted bail
- The suspect was arrested alongside her errand boy, Desmond Nii Adjei, at Amanase
- She was granted bail because she is nursing mother to her baby
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The traditional priestess, Charity Mensah who was arrested in connection with the ritual killing which involved the two teenagers in Kasoa Ofaakor has been granted bail.
The suspect was arrested alongside her errand boy, Desmond Nii Adjei, at Amanase near Suhum in the Eastern Region on April 7, 2021.
She was granted bail because she was a fresh nursing mother who was still attending to her baby.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has requested that she regularly presents herself to assist in investigations of the case.
Prior to the her arrest, interrogations of the suspects revealed that she was in touch with one of the two teenagers Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini arrested by the Kasoa Police last Saturday, April 3, 2021.
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Although the priestess and the teenagers had never physically met, she recalls that they had contacted her to get a charm that will make them perpetually rich.
It is however, unclear whether she gave the directive for someone to be killed as a ritual to make the charm possible but the teenage suspects alleged that she gave them the express instruction and even assured them that she would come with her aides to exhume the body of the deceased later that night after they had killed him for the ritual.
Police are still investigating the matter and say the traditional priestess will soon be arraigned.
Meanwhile, the police have said that the suspects cannot be jailed for more than 5 years.
There have been calls for harsher punishment to be meted out to the suspects if found culpable.
But the PRO of the Central Regional Police, Irene Oppong said the punishment for the suspects may not be as harsh as expected.
This is because there is no documentary evidence to prove whether their ages are 16 or 17.
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