The Kibi District Court in the Eastern Region has remanded into prison custody, six teenagers who allegedly murdered the Religious and Moral Education Teacher of the Asiakwa Salvation Army Basic School.
The six teenagers will re-appear in court on June 25, 2019, as their application for bail was denied by the court.
[contextly_sidebar id=”QnLiso1HZ985apZdR6meHcNjYzY7PuBB”]They have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
The deceased, Somuah Bosompem, was killed last week for threatening to report the teenagers, all former students of the school, to the police for encroaching on the school’s land to smoke and also defecate.
Philip Nimo, lawyer for the second and third accused persons, namely, Emmanuel Mireku and Philip Okodea, raised concerns over the ages of his clients and described the judge’s refusal to grant them bail as very unfortunate.
He told Citi News he was surprised to find the case was not being heard at a juvenile court.
“At the appropriate time, we will challenge the age. They are less than the ages they gave,” he said.
He also insisted that “the boys were nowhere near the crime scene.”
“It is unfortunate they are friends to the one who was arrested. He just mentioned their names. They were nowhere near. They didn’t take part.”