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Kasoa ritual murder: Court transfers 18-year-old accused to prison custody after misconduct in police cells 

Source: Graphic Online

One of the two teenagers accused of the murder of an 11-year-old boy in Kasoa for money ritual has been accused of misconduct in police cells and has therefore been transferred from police custody to prison custody. 

This follows a complaint made by officers of the Osu Police Station to state prosecutors that the 18-year-old accused should not be brought back to their custody after proceedings on Monday.

The 18-year-old accused is standing trial with a juvenile over the death of the 11-year-old and have been charged with conspiracy and murder, awaiting their fate from a seven-member jury who have since May 16, 2024 been on strike over unpaid allowance.

When the case was called Monday (June 24), the prosecution, led by a senior state attorney, Nana Adoma Osei, informed the court presided over by Justice Lydia Osei Marfo of the development without stating exactly what the accused had done.

The Osu Police Station made a request that he should not be brought back from the court today.

“Our prayer this morning is that he should be remanded into prison custody, and a trial warrant issued so that the prison officers would be responsible for bringing him to court as needed,” the State Attorney said.

The case investigator also told the court that the 18-year-old has been rotated among various police stations, including Ministry, Nima, Cantonment, and currently Osu Police Station.

The officer noted that the second accused has been involved in fights with inmates at both Osu and Cantonment stations.

Meanwhile the second accused denied these allegations when asked by the presiding judge.

He added that at the Nima Police Station the officers accused some inmates of planning to escape from police custody.

Following that allegation, he said about 10 inmates including him, were transferred

Counsel for the second accused, Lawrence Boampong Wireko, stated that he was not aware of such information and requested that the second accused remain in police cells since the trial was nearing completion.


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