- The court has finally gotten the real age of the first suspect of the Kasoa ritual murder case
- The police revealed that he is just 15 years
- This means that his case will be tried under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2003
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After back and forth over the real ages of the teenagers involved in the ritual murder of the 10-year-old in Kasoa, the court has finally gotten the real ages of both of them.
It has been established that one of the teenagers accused of killing the 10-year-old boy is 15-years-old prior to the earlier information that the youngest of them was 16-years.
In a report filed by Graphic Online, the Police told the Ofaakor District Court that school records have proven that the one who allegedly hit the late Ishmael was born on September 1, 2005.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Ernest Agbo told the court that the hospital where he was born could not provide any records to show that the first accused was born there.
The second accused person, Nicolas Kini has been proven to be indeed 18-years-old.
With the ages of the two established, it means the first accused is a juvenile and therefore would be tried under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2003 (Act 653).
Nicholas Kini on the other hand will be tried as an adult under the Criminal and other Offences (Procedure) Act, 1960 (Act 30).
The sad incident happened on April 3, 2021, when the two accused teenagers lured a 10-year-old boy to an uncompleted building to kill for money rituals.
Upon interrogation, they revealed that they had initially planned to kidnap him to demand a ransom of GH¢5,000 but later killed him.
In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is content with the progress his administration has made in the fight against corruption.
According to the president, his administration achieved a lot in fighting the canker despite growing concerns that he lacked credibility when it comes to fighting corruption.
“Am I satisfied that we’ve been effective? I will say yes,” he told CNN on Monday, May 3, 2021. “A lot has been done, and it is reflected in Ghana’s growing position and rankings of corruption in the world,” he added.
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