- Children's Right's International boss inquires the whereabouts of 12 year old suspect in Major Mahama lynch investigation
- He says the boy should not be detained with adult suspects
Children's Right's International (CRI), a non-governmental organization that exists to champion the rights of children, has inquired as to the whereabouts of the 12-year-old boy arrested in connection to Major Maxwell Mahama's killing.
The 12-year-old boy who was seen dropping a cement brick on the late Major Maxwell Mahama, was apprehended at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region, this according to the Ashanti Region Police spokesperson, Juliana Obeng.
But speaking to the media, Executive Director of CRI Mr. Bright Appiah, his outfit's investigations have revealed that the boy has not been placed in the Juvenile Justice System as proper procedure would dictate.
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Mr. Appiah stated called on the government and security agencies to reveal the whereabouts of the 12 year old boy, adding that whether or not the boy had a hand in the killing he should not be placed in the same system as adults.
He also called on the general public to desist from circulating images of Major Mahama's killing, especially those that contain children in it as it would violate their [the children's] human rights.
He also urged government to devise some sort of plan to cater for the children of suspects involved in the Major's killing so as to limit the trauma they would experience due to the arrest of their parents.
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