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Adwoa Safo consoles mom of killed 11-year-old


The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo has sent words of encouragement to the mother of Ishmael Mensah, the 11-year-old boy who was allegedly murdered by his friends at  Lamptey Mills, a suburb of Kasoa.

In a press statement, the Dome-Kwabenya legislature said “It is with deep sadness that I learnt of the death of an 11-year-old boy at Kasoa who was allegedly brutally murdered for ritual purposes. My heartfelt condolences go to the family, especially the mother of the young boy whose life has been cut short in such a gruesome manner.

“As a mother myself, with a son just around that age, I can imagine her pain and the anguish she is experiencing. The thought of any parent losing a child is unbearable, especially under such dastardly circumstances. My heart really goes out to her.”

The Minister called on the Ghana Police Service to speed up with their investigations into the issue to help bring finality and seek justice for the family who lost their son.

According to her, early findings into the matter “can give the family of young Ishmael the justice and closure they deserve.”

She added, “This disturbing act should be a wake-up call to all Ghanaians, that as a country, we will teach our children that there is dignity in hard work and with it comes the benefits thereof. We seem to have pushed aside the values and attributes of hard work, honesty and service to each other which are the building blocks of every fair and just society.”

Her comment comes at the back of news that two teenagers namely Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini, aged 16 and 17 respectively lured the deceased to an uncompleted building, hit him with a club and cement blocks, killing him instantly for rituals that would enable them to become rich.

The two were arraigned before the Ofaakor District Court yesterday and were further remanded to reappear on April 20, 2021 by her worship, Rosemond Vera Ocloo.

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