In the wake of the ongoing brouhaha regarding the Kasoa ritual killing of a 10-year old boy by two teenagers, many have been the arguments that have been raised mostly concerning their sentencing period.
To many, the two teenagers deserve to face the rigorous phase of the laws of Ghana as some have suggested life imprisonment sentence following their inhumane actions.
But speaking in an interview with reporters on Tuesday after the teenage killers made their first appearance in court, the spokesperson of the Central Regional Police Command, the two suspects might not get a higher sentence period like many are suggesting.
According to DCOP Mrs Habiba Yaa Akyere Twumasi-Sarpong, the suspects are juveniles and as such, are likely set to face maximum sentence period of five years.
“In the case of a juvenile, the sentence can’t exceed five years. In some instances, they can be sentenced for only three years and that depends on the discretion of the judge,” she disclosed.
“As we speak, there is no documentary evidence to prove whether their ages are 16 or 17. Therefore we are looking forward to getting their weighing cards or birth certificates. In case we do not get any of these, then the police investigator will hand them to an expert to determine their ages.“