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An Ofaakor District Court presided over by Her Worship Rosemond Vera Ocloo has remanded the two teenagers accused of killing an 11-year-old called Ishmael Mensah at Kasoa in the Central Region into police custody. 

The two, Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini allegedly killed and buried the boy on Saturday, April 3, 2021, for money rituals.

They were charged with murder but their plea was not taken.

Many residents reportedly thronged the court premises for the first hearing of the case.

Mother of the deceased is said to have shed tears uncontrollably, while other family members remained in a sorrowful mood during the hearing.

The two suspects are to reappear in the court on April 20, 2021.

It would be recalled that the two teenagers were by the Kasoa Divisional Police Command for allegedly killing an 11-year-old boy supposedly for money rituals at Lamptey Mills, a suburb of Kasoa.

Some eyewitnesses said the suspects allegedly lured the deceased, known as Ishmael Mensah, into an uncompleted building and hit his head with a club and cement blocks, killing him instantly.

They subsequently buried him in the building.

Police says the suspects planned to recover the body at midnight for the supposed rituals.

In a video gone viral, one of the boys confessed that he left the deceased with the other boy, and on his return he found that the one he left the boy for had hit his head with club and killed him.

He added that the one who allegedly killed the boy told him some people will come for the corpse at night and pay them good money.

The other boy however denied the story of his colleague.

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