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Court remands five juveniles over death of Konongo-Odumase SHS student

The Konongo District Court has again remanded five juveniles standing trial over the death of a first-year student of the Konongo-Odumase Senior High School (KOSS).

This is to allow the office of the Attorney General to complete processes to transfer the case to a higher court.

The court granted the request by the prosecution and remanded the suspects.

The five have been charged with the death of Sam’uun Larhan, who was stabbed with a kitchen knife on Friday, November 5, after an altercation between them.

One has been charged with murder while the rest were charged with abetment to murder.

“Today, we prayed that once again they should be granted bail [but] the court gave reasons why they cannot give these children bail,” lawyer Adu Darko told journalists after Monday’s proceedings.

“Our argument was on the fact that per the welfare principle in the Juvenile Justice Act being the objective, they have to consider the education of these juveniles and then give them to their parents so that they report to court from home. But the court indicated that even as it stands now the school is a hostile ground for the children, looking at the nature of the issues.”

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