Kasoa 'Money Ritual' Murder: Suspects Were Influenced By The Environment - Kwamena Duncan

Immediate past Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has diagnosed the motivation behind the murderous act by two teenagers at Kasoa in the Central Region.

Two teenagers named Felix Nyarko, 16, and Nicholas Kini, 17, allegedly murdered their friend Ishmael Mensah, a 11-year-old boy at Lamptey Mills in Kasoa on Saturday.

The deceased was a Class Four pupil of the Maranatha School and according to sources, he was murdered in an uncompleted building in the locality.

There are beliefs the teenagers committed the crime for ritual money purposes.

They have both been remanded into Police custody after appearing before the Ofankor District Court in the Region.

The teenagers' murder act has provoked discussions on the human quest for quick riches.

Some people are of a firm belief that the proliferation of TV stations showcasing money doublers is the main cause of the quick money syndrome in people, particularly the youth.

Discussing the issue during Peace FM's flagship programme 'Kokrokoo', Kwamena Duncan stated that the murder crime at Kasoa isn't a novelty as the place is an ''everday crime spot''.

He revealed that the residents are on daily basis faced with extreme danger.

He opined that the teenagers may have been influenced by the Kasoa crime-related evironment.

"They see this everyday. They live this everyday. Around them, there is violence. As for taking of lives, it's a common place," he said.

The Minister was alarmed that, upon all the crimes going on at Kasoa, little to nothing has been done to make the area a safer place to reside.

"We must take adequate steps in order that Kasoa doesn't continue to pose a security challenge for us as a country," he charged the security agencies.