“It’s a lazy investigation to blame Kasoa ritual murder on TV spiritualists” – NMC Chairman


The Chairman of the Media Commission, Mr Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafo has also thrown out his comment on the cause of the latest murder case involving teenage friends.

According to him, people connecting the incident to the influx of spiritualists on national television is a lazy man’s approach to investigation.

“To put it on a charge sheet that this is the reason why they did that, I think that this is a very lazy investigation. We should bemoan some of the things that we see on our television and all that.

But to impute that a heinous crime as this merely to the fact that somebody watched television, I think that it is too farfetched,” he said on Joy News.

Mr Yaw Boadu admitted that even though his outfit has an important role to play in safeguarding content on the broadcasting space he added that the commission remains a paper tiger as long as the broadcasting bill is not passed.


Ghana Police Service at the Awutu Ofankor District Court in their report stateed that stated that the suspects, Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini gruesomely murdered their friend Ishmael Mensah intending to use his body parts for money rituals.

The Police indicated that the suspects upon interrogation confessed that they discovered a spiritualist on TV, who told them to bring an amount of GH¢5,000, to help them become instant billionaires.

The two, per the police charge sheet, admitted that they killed the 10-year-old Ishmael by hitting a club against his neck.

This was after luring him into an uncompleted building under the guise of selling him a video game at Coca-Cola, a suburb near the Great Lamptey-Mills School in Amanfrom, Accra.

The two suspects have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. They are scheduled to reappear before the court on April 20