In a recent hearing at the Accra High Court concerning the tragic death of ten-year-old Ishmael Mensah Abdallah in Kasoa, more questions have surfaced, amplifying the complexity of the case.
One of the accused teenagers, eighteen-year-old Nicholas Kani, has implored the court to authorize a fingerprint examination on the exhibits recovered from the crime scene in a bid to substantiate his claim of innocence.
The accused, along with his juvenile accomplice, stands accused of the heinous crime of killing Ishmael Mensah Abdallah on April 3, 2021, purportedly for ritualistic purposes. The chilling incident allegedly unfolded after the victim was lured to an uncompleted building in Kasoa Coca Cola, situated in the Central Region, where he was fatally struck with a cement block.
Despite the weight of the allegations against him, Nicholas vehemently denies any involvement in Ishmael’s demise. He disputes the testimony provided by his co-accused, refuting any association with the crime. Nicholas further contests the characterization of his relationship with the other accused, asserting that they were not friends, despite the reported overnight stay in the same room prior to the tragic event.