The Attorney General has written to the Director-General of the Police CID calling for expeditious investigations into the alleged killing of a 10-year-old boy by two teenagers at Lamptey Mills in Kasoa.
Godfred Yeboah Dame also wants the police to as a matter of urgency determine the actual age of the two accused persons and ensure they follow the law on evidence in relation to confession.
Suspects (names withheld) believed to be 16 and 18 years respectively, told the police after their arrest that the spiritualist demanded a human being as well as ¢5000 in exchange for riches.
In their bid to meet her demand, the duo admitted to the police that they killed Ishmael Mensah Abdallah, a family friend of the first accused, (name withheld)
Per the police charge sheet, they lured him from his home to a nearby uncompleted building where the second accused, (name withheld) hit the back of his neck with the wooden handle of pickaxe and (name withheld) hitting him with a cement block.
However, the ages of the two boys are currently in contention as it will essentially determine the extent of punishment meted out if they are indeed found guilty for the crime.
In the letter directed to the CID, the Attorney General emphasized that the age is key because if they turn out to be minors, their prosecution must end within 6 months failing which they will have to be discharged.
Meanwhile, the fetish priestess alleged to be at the centre of the gruesome killing was arrested on Thursday at Amanase near Suhum in the Eastern Region.