INTRODUCTION

With the absence of a Non-Custodial law in Ghana, CCF’s Petty Offenders project has led to the release of many petty offenders jailed for their inability to pay court fines imposed on them.

I was helpless when I opened the door and saw my wife’s boyfriend was bonking her-Prisoner

A poor farmer, Dramani Iddrisu has been jailed for threatening his cheating wife for going to his farm to get foodstuffs for her newly found love. Iddrisu who said he witnessed her wife being bonked by her boyfriend said he was helpless whiles he stood dump-stricken watching on till he could not withstand the scene […]

Rheumatism patient jailed for stealing medicine in a drug store

A prison inmate, Opoku Afriyie was jailed 12 months at the Kumasi Central Prison for stealing medicine from an over the counter medicine shop. According to Afriyie who has since been released from prison through the support of CCF and two of its donors, Mr. and Mrs. Koomson, he had suffered rheumatism, but could not […]

Juvenile jailed 4 months for stealing her sister’s mobile phone

A 14-year-old boy, Kweku Odeifour has been jailed four months at the Kumasi Central Prison for stealing her sister’s mobile phone. According to Odeifour, he was hungry and was compelled to steal the phone to sell to get money for food. He claimed it was his first attempt at stealing, but it has unfortunately landed […]

I stole the bag of rice because I was hungry-20yr old convict

20-year-old Francis Acqah got imprisoned for stealing a bag of rice at Eze Enubo in the Western Region of Ghana. Francis who plied the ‘okada’ business prior to his conviction, indicated to crimecheckghana that he stole the bag of rice out of hunger. He said he sold two of the 5kg mini sizes earning him […]

My father abandoned me because of his polygamous lifestyle

M“I stole a solar panel to enable me learn how to driver because my father didn’t take care of me.” That is how 18-year-old Isaac Nyame ended up at the Sekondi Central prison in the Western Region. According to the convict, his polygamous father neglected him at the age of three, which abruptly ended his […]

24-year-old ‘galamseyer’ jailed for stealing

24-year-old ex-convict, Prosper Wood has been given a second opportunity to prove his worth in society as Crime Check Foundation, CCF has facilitated his release from prison. This was after he was convicted by the Tarkwa Circuit Court to eighteen months imprisonment for stealing. Wood who was an illegal miner, told crimecheckghana, that he was […]

Fraudster sentenced 8 months gets released

Penitent fraudster, Daniel Ampretwum was sentenced to eight months imprisonment by a Circuit Court in Kade for defrauding by false pretences. Speaking to crimecheckghana, Ampratwum said his friend he lived with, after the death of his father, introduced him to the act of fraud but unfortunately, he said they parted ways after a disagreement arose […]

Poor shop keeper rescued from prison by CCF

Crime Check Foundation, CCF has rescued a poor shop keeper, Kwabena Boateng from the Koforidua Local Prison. Speaking to crimecheckghana, Mr. Boateng said he was fined Two Thousand Ghana cedis by a court or in default, he was to serve a year’s prison sentence. He said he couldn’t afford the fine, hence his imprisonment. The […]

CCF saves ‘Skeleton’ from Prison

30-year-old Samuel Kweku Sakyi aka ‘Skeleton’ from Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region has been released from prison after he was sentenced to eighteen months for stealing a motorcycle. According to him, he admitted to committing the crime when he was asked by the court that sentenced him. He said he bolted with the motorbike […]

The dangerous thief in Ghana’s Prison

Is he one of Ghana’s most dangerous thieveNothing can stop Samuel from stealing a mobile phone which has been placed carelessly unless he is not under the influence of a drug. Operating from Kaneshie and Odorkor, suburbs of Accra, his victims were mostly shop attendants. In an interview with crimecheckghana, the middle-aged thief, though admits […]