During the court hearing on Tuesday involving the two teenagers who killed a 10-year-old boy at Coca Cola, near Lamptey, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region, it has come to light that they had initially planned to kidnap him to demand a ransom of GH¢5,000, according to the prosecutor.
“The accused initially planned to kidnap deceased Ishmael and demand a ransom of GH¢5,000 from his mother, which they would add to send him for the rituals. On the arrival of Ishmael (at the uncompleted facility), they realized that kidnapping him would be a difficult task and so they decided to kill him,” Chief Inspector Agbo said.
News went viral last week when it emerged that two lads had wanted to use the deceased for money rituals but their plan backfired after their evil plot was uncovered after which the police swiftly moved in.
According to a report by Graphic Online, the teenage boys aged 16 and 17 years, are said to have lured their victim, a 10-year-old boy identified only as Ishmael, into an uncompleted building and reportedly killed him.
They are said to have hit him with an object which resulted in his instant death. The incident happened at the Kasoa suburb of Lamptey Mills on Saturday, April 3, 2021, between 5 and 6 pm according to sources.
The two further confessed that a mallam had asked them to provide the body of a youngster for him to perform some rituals that would enable them to become rich.