Teenagers Who Killed Their 10-Year-Old Friend Cannot Be Jailed For More Than 5 Years – Central Regional Police Command DSP Says

Report gathered by our outfit indicates that the Ghana Police Service has reacted to issues of meting out capital punishment to the teenagers who murdered their friend for rituals.

According to the PRO of the Central Regional Police Command DSP Irene Oppong in an interview with Hello FM stated that, the teenagers might not receive any harsh punishment as expected by the public. She further added that the teenagers might not receive not more than 5 years as the case is classified as a Juvenile case and the sentence depends on the discretion of the law.

This is what she had to say during the interview; ”In the case of a juvenile, the sentence can’t exceed 5 years. In some instances, the can be sentenced for only 3 years and that depends on the discretion of the judge.”

She added; ”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 and in case we do not get any of these, then the police investigator will hand them over to an expert to determine their ages”.



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