Kasoa Ritual Killing: We must teach our children that hard work pays – Adwoa Safo

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Adwoa Safo has expressed worry over the Kasoa killing incident that has gotten 3 people arrested.

Sending her condolence to the family of the 10-year-old Ishmael Mensah Abdallah, who was killed by his friends at Kasoa for ritual purposes, Adwoa Safo said it is disturbing that such a gruesome act was perpetrated by teenagers.

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 but their plan backfired.

In a statement, Sarah Adwoa Safo called on all Ghanaian parents to teach their children that there is a reward in working hard.

“This is unfortunately indicative of the reality and times we live in, where a section of our youth would go to every extent to live ostentatious lives without putting in any commensurate hard work and effort,” the Gender Minister said.

“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.”

The fetish priestess in connection with the Kasoa ritual killing of 10-year-old Ishmael was yesterday arrested.

The two suspects, however, appeared in court on April 6, 2021, where they were remanded into police custody for two weeks to reappear in court on April 20.


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