Ishmael Abdallah, the 10-year-old boy who was allegedly murdered at Kasoa in the Central Region, will be laid to rest today, Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Mr Samed Akalilu, the family’s spokesperson and the deceased’s uncle, told the Ghana News Agency that the family was frantically preparing to transport the body from the police station for burial on Thursday in accordance with Islamic religion.
“When we went to Court yesterday, our expectation was that we would be given Ishmael’s body, but that did not happen.
However, based on the hints we have received, everything points to us receiving the body tomorrow so that we can bury our dead in accordance with Islamic customs and rituals,” he said. He stated that the family would continue to seek justice for the deceased after the burial.
Mr Akalilu urged the government to step up its anti-crime efforts in Kasoa and its environs, claiming that the murder of his 10-year-old nephew was not an isolated incident in the sprawling commercial town.
According to the spokesperson, the family is still in shock and disbelief, unable to comprehend how such evil could have befallen them, especially since one of the accused was very close to the family.
“From now on, I will advise my family and other children to exercise caution when interacting with strangers and even those they claim to know. “These days, you can’t trust anyone,” he said.
Mr Akalilu thanked the Ghana Police Service (GPS) Counseling and Psychology Unit for providing counseling services to the bereaved family.