Police investigations have revealed that the two teenage Ghanaian boys currently in court on allegations that they killed a 10-year-old friend ostensibly to use his body for money rituals had the idea and inspiration from the several self acclaimed voodoo and juju money makes and money doubling spiritualists who advertise their services to the general public on free-to-air Ghanaian television stations.
The two murder suspect Felix Nyarko aged 15 and Nicholas Kini aged 17 were in court on yesterday Tuesday April 6, but were asked to be put on remand in police custody and expected to make a second appearance in court on April 20, 2021.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Japhet Agyeman, in presenting his case to the court said investigations so far have revealed that 15 year old Felix first got the idea to kill the10 year old boy after he had watched several spiritualist on television who claimed they had money making powers.
Felix then discussed the idea with his 17-year-old friend, Nicholas, who bought into it and said he already knew of another spiritualist in the Volta Region who could help them get what they wanted.
The said spiritualist, when contacted demanded a human being for sacrifice and an amount of GHC5,000 for the money rituals.
According to the fact sheets, “the 1st accused [Felix Nyarko] has been watching Ghana Television channels that entertain mallams and other spiritualists to promote their prowess in making people instant millionaires.
“He informed the 2nd accused [Nicholas Kini] who advised that there is a certain spiritualist in Volta Region who can do it for them.
The “2nd accused, who is not having a phone, provided the phone number of the said spiritualist to the 1st accused, who has access to his mother’s phone.
“After contacting the said spiritualist, she agreed to help if only they can provide a human being and cash sum of GHS5,000 for the rituals”
The incident has sparked a national uproar and calls for stricter regulations to ensure television contents are based on age and time specific.