Kasoa murder: Police pick up fetish priestess

The fetish priestess was picked up by a team of police personnel at Amanase near Suhum in the Eastern Region

The fetish priestess linked to the murder of a10-year-old boy at Kasoa in the Central Region has been arrested, the police said on Wednesday.

DSP Irene Oppong, police spokesperson in the Central Region confirmed the latest development to, adding the suspect was picked up at Amanase near Suhum in the Eastern Region.

Yet to be named, the fetish priestess will be assisting the police with investigations into the alleged ritual murder of Ishmael Mensah.

The police CID headquarters in Accra is now handling the case.

Court remands suspects

Meanwhile, the two suspected murderers have been remanded to reappear in court on 20 April 2021.

Nicholas Kenni and Felix Nyarko are being held on suspicion of killing Mensah at Atia Coca-Cola, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region.

The Ofankor circuit court, presided over by Rosemond Vera Ocloo, adjourned the case after the prosecutor asked for more time to investigate the case.

The court was informed that Kenni is 18 years old. Nyarko’s age is still under contention following his family’s refusal to disclose his age.

The case will be transferred to the high court at the next sitting, the presiding judge said.


The two teenagers were arrested over the weekend over the suspected ritual murder.

The police said their investigations show that the two teenagers were allegedly acting on the orders of a fetish priest who demanded human parts to perform a money-making ritual for them.


According to the police, the duo confessed to killing Mensah on Saturday 3 April at the Coca-Cola suburb of Kasoa near the Great Lamptey Mills School.

The crime is said to have taken place in an uncompleted building. The police said the suspects hit the victim with clubs and building blocks several times, killing him in the process.

It is said that they proceeded to bury the boy in the uncompleted building, hoping to return in the evening for the body, but neighbours who chanced on the remains raised the alarm, leading to their arrest.

The body of the dead child has since been exhumed and deposited at the Police Hospital for autopsy.

Fred Dzakpata

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