Kasoa Murder: Gender Ministry To Absorb Accused Into Juvenile Correctional Centres
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has expressed its readiness to absorb two teenagers accused of murdering a 10-year boy at Kasoa into its Juvenile Correctional Centres.
The two teenagers namely; Felix Nyarko, 15, and Nicholas Kini, 17, are alleged to have killed Ishmael Mensah, 10, for money rituals.
A statement issued by Ms. Sarah Adwoa Safo, Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister to commiserate with the victim's family and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the Ministry was willing and ready to take the culprits into its correctional centres once they were tried and convicted.
"Once the culprits, who unfortunately happen to be teenagers are tried and convicted, we will be willing and ready to absorb them into our Juvenile Correctional Centre’s under the Department of Social Welfare," Ms. Safo said.
The Minister said she was deeply saddened by the death of the 10-year-old boy."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."
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