Kasoa ‘Killer’ Teens Trial Set After Legal Vacation
The trial of Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kwame Kini, the two teenagers who allegedly killed an 11-year-old boy at Kasoa in the Central Region during the Easter Holidays, is set to begin next month when the legal vacation is over.
The two were originally expected to make their first appearance before a High Court last Monday, September 20, for the commencement of the trial following their committal by a Kaneshie District Court.
But daily guide has gathered that the trial will not begin this month but rather next month when a new legal year begins, ostensibly because the prosecution does not want to put them before a vacation judge in order to avoid future delays of the trial.
The gruesome killing of 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah Abdallah by Nyarko and Kini at Lamptey Mills, near Kasoa in the Central Region, for purported ritual purposes, sparked outrage.
Felix Nyarko, the first accused, was said to have been enthralled by television commercials about spiritualists who can make people instant millionaires.
He then narrated the story to his friend Nicholas Kini, who recommended a spiritualist who could be valuable in this regard.