It had to take the intervention of the Suhum Police to stop angry residents of Amanase from burning down the shrine of the traditional priestess allegedly involved in the Kasoa Ritual Killing case.
The regent of Amanase and other youth stormed the shrine to register their displeasure against the dealings of the priestess after she was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the killing of the 10-year-old boy in Kasoa.
These angry residents said they feel disgraced by the action of the suspected traditional priestess hence they were bent on setting his abode ablaze.
The regent of Amanase, Osabarima Obengfo Addo Agyekum, issued a three-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of Police and the police service to furnish them with updates of the arrest made.
“It is only now that we’ve understood the gravity of their activities to the extent of taking a life in the name of giving money to the youth for that matter.”
“My children have shown that there is too much fear around,” one resident said to the media
The Assembly Man of Kyekyewere, Paul Som Abedi, said the protest by the residents was justified.
“The whole world has heard bad news about Amanase… We need to be angry.”
“Fetish priests are all over the place in the whole district doing all kinds of things. We have to protest. It is a wake-up call for all the people in the district and the country as well.”
On Saturday, April 3, 2021, two teenagers at Kasoa, Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini were arrested for allegedly killing a 10-year-old boy, Ishmael Mensah for money rituals.
According to reports by an eyewitness, the two boys lured the boy into an uncompleted building and hit him dead waiting to convey his body to a spiritualist in the Volta Region as directed.
Fast forward, the two suspects appeared in court on April 6 2021 where they were remanded into police custody for two weeks.