The Ofaakor District Court presided over by His worship Samuel Adjei, has given prosecution two weeks to establish the age of one of two suspects charged with murder of an 11-year-old in Kasoa.
The court has also within the same timeframe ordered the prosecution to conclude the docket on the matter to the Attorney General for advice.
The police prosecution told the court, they were yet to conclude reconciliation of the age of the first accused person whose age was given as 16.
Chief inspector Ernest Agbo argued that police investigators were close to establishing the actual age of the accused.
He told the court the police has secured documents from the hospital where Felix Nyarko was born and have also gone to a number of schools he is believed to have attended for records and will be able to reconcile the documents.
He pleaded with the court to keep the two, Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini in police custody while the investigations continue, and also for the safety of the two, judging from the anger among community folk over the matter.
Presiding judge His Worship Samuel Adjei who was concerned the two did not have legal representation, directed a lawyer in court to apply for bail for the two.
After the application, however, the court upheld the plea by the prosecution to still keep the accused in custody. The case has been adjourned to May 4, 2021.