Family unhappy with slow pace of court case

The family of 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah who was allegedly killed by two teenagers for money rituals at Lamptey Mills in the Ga South municipality has expressed disappointment over the slow pace of the case in court.

The spokesperson for the family, Samad Akalilu said they are is also displeased that the Attorney General’s office is yet to issue its advice on the case, although the docket has been forwarded to the outfit.

“We cannot be happy as a family that is looking for an expeditious trial. As a family that has always been calling for the finality of the case, we are not happy that there is a snail pace approach to this case,” he said.

Ishmael Mensah was allegedly killed by two teenagers in April 2021.

Reports indicate that the two teenagers lured the deceased into an uncompleted building and smashed his head with a club and cement blocks, killing him instantly.

They subsequently buried him in the building.

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

The two suspects made their first appearance in court on April 6, 2021.

Charity Mensah, a traditional priestess, was also arrested in connection with the killing.

But she was granted bail because she is a nursing mother.

She is expected to regularly present herself to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to assist with investigations.

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