A Pathologist at the Ghana Police Hospital, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dr. Osei Owusu-Afriyie has testified that the 11-year-old boy who was allegedly killed for money rituals at Kasoa was buried alive.

Being led in evidence by Dorcas Felli, a Senior State Attorney (SSA), the seventh prosecution witness said the victim died from “severe head injury from blunt trauma.”

He disclosed that the cause of death was “Asphyxiation (inability to breathe).”

He also explained that, when a person cannot breathe, the lungs gets hyper inflated and the body gets “blue” which was due to the premature burial following blunt head injury.

“I concluded that he had severe head injury from blunt trauma.”

“My lady, the significant findings are massive swollen on the right side of the neck and right side of the head with fracture of the bones on right side of the head, with bleed and swelling over the right side of the brain. My lady, there was also hyper inflated lungs and ‘blueing’ of the body.

The pathologist is the second prosecution witness to testify that the victim was buried alive. 

In October 2023, the investigator in the case, Chief Inspector Isaac Asiedu Odei, testified that the 10-year-old boy was buried alive. 

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