Kasoa ritual murder: Accused individual alleges accomplice set him up

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One of the teenagers implicated in the alleged murder of an 11-year-old boy in Kasoa for a money ritual has once again denied any involvement in the crime, asserting that his co-accused framed him.

During the cross-examination by state prosecutors in front of Justice Lydia Osei Marfo, the young defendant claimed the entire incident was a setup, emphasizing that he was not close to the boy and had not conspired to murder him.

This statement followed the confrontation with his police caution statement, where he previously stated knowledge of his alleged accomplice.

Under Senior State Attorney Nana Ama Adoma’s questioning, the young defendant insisted that the boy had merely slept at his place the Friday before the incident, suggesting, “I believe it was a setup into which I fell.”

He further disclaimed knowledge of the tools allegedly used in the offense, saying, “I know nothing about the exhibits brought from the crime scene.

Those working tools were there before we got there. And I’m pleading with the court that a fingerprint test be conducted on those exhibits to confirm whether I held any of them.”

He requested a fingerprint test on the exhibits collected from the unfinished building where the victim was killed.

A 15-year-old and an 18-year-old (young offender) face charges of conspiracy and murder in the trial for the 11-year-old boy’s killing.

Prosecutors allege that on March 29, 2021, the accused sought a spiritualist’s assistance for money rituals, involving a sum of GH¢5,000 and a human sacrifice.

On April 3, 2021, they allegedly used the boy for their ritual, luring him into an uncompleted building, where he was fatally attacked and buried with the intent to convey him to the spiritualist.


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