Intensify efforts in the investigations of Kasoa ritual killing— NDC to Akufo-Addo
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the government to intensify efforts in delivering justice for the 10-year-old boy, Ishmael Mensah Abdullah who was murdered recently at Kasoa for money rituals.
According to a statement issued in Accra on Friday and signed by the Director of Communications of NDC, Kakra Essamuah, the spate of crime in the country is increasing due to the failure of authorities in bringing culprits to book.
“We further wish to draw the attention of the Akufo-Addo government to the plethora of crimes whose resolution has dragged on interminably, thus encouraging the perpetuation of the culture of impunity.
In this regard, we call on the Akufo-Addo government to speed up investigations and crank the wheels of justice so that the country can rid itself of the odious reminder of this unfortunate event,” it added.
The statement condemned the growing craze among Ghanaians, especially the youth, for the acquisition of quick wealth “without the attendant hard, morally sound and lawful means of obtaining same.”
“We deem this development as a dangerous trend that has to be condemned and discouraged by all and sundry,” the statement indicated.
It lamented that if the youth in the country fail to work hard for themselves, the nation would head towards doom, and urged the youth to be honest, hardworking, and take accomplished persons as their role models.
“It is a development which the NDC is unquestionably opposed to, or else we risk bequeathing to the youth a practice and a lifestyle that cannot build this nation,” the statement said.
It indicated that “wealth which has been improperly obtained, should never be an attraction for the upcoming youth of this great nation.”
The party urged authorities to ensure that the bereaved family is comforted “by the swiftness of the application of the law to punish the perpetrators and all who may be behind this dastardly murder.”
Ishmael Mensah Abdallah was murdered by two teenagers, who claimed they were lured by a fetish priestess to bring GH¢5,000 and human body parts to get rich.
The suspects, Felix Nyarko, 16 and Nicholas Kini, 17, were alleged to have lured the deceased to an uncompleted building before murdering him.
The deceased was buried over the weekend at Kasoa in the Central Region.