Mother of murdered 10-year-old: I want justice

Sahadatu Abdallah describes her deceased son, Ismael Mensah, as "cool, calm, sociable" whose death comes as a shock to the community

The mother of the murdered 10-year-old boy at Kasoa in the Central Region is crying for justice for her son.

Sahadatu Abdallah said the perpetrators of the heinous crime must face the law to serve as deterrent to others.

Two teenagers have been arrested at Kasoa over suspected ritual murder, the police have said.

The two suspects Felix Nyarko,16, and Nicholas Kenni,17, are alleged to have killed 10-year-old Ismael Mensah.

The police said their investigations reveal the two were allegedly acting on the orders of a fetish priest who demanded human parts to perform money-making ritual for them.

Speaking to Asaase News, Mensah’s mother said she hopes all accomplices would be arrested.

According to Abdallah, young Mensah had a cordial relationship with his alleged killers, describing him as a “cool, calm, sociable and obedient personality who was always ready to lend a helping hand to any person.”

Meanwhile, the deceased is expected to be buried today in line with Muslim customs.


According to the police, the duo confessed to killing Mensah on Saturday 3 April at the Coca-Cola suburb of Kasoa near the Great Lamptey Mills School.

The crime allegedly took place in an uncompleted building. The police said the suspects hit the victim with clubs and building blocks several times, killing him in the process.

According to the police, they proceeded to bury the boy in the uncompleted building, hoping to return in the evening for the body but neighbours who chanced on the crime raised alarm leading to their arrest.

The body has since been exhumed and deposited at the Police Hospital for autopsy.

Nana Baah-Acheamfuor

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