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 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 […]

CEO OF SARAH FOODS & TRADING COMPANY, DADA BOAT RELEASES INMATES

Crime Check Foundation has released five inmates of the Sekondi Local Prison. The inmates were imprisoned due to their inability to pay court fines imposed on them, after the courts found them guilty of committing petty offences. The inmates Enoch Baidoo, Ransford Agbeko, Kelvin Maduako, Eric Ezoah Abizi and Francis Kaku were charged with offenses […]

CCF RELEASES AN INMATE AT AWUTU CAMP PRISON

Crime Check Foundation CCF, a correctional focused NGO, has facilitated the release of 31 year old Richard Ofosu Odame at the Awutu Camp Prison. Mr. Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Executive Director of CCF said the Foundation facilitated the release of the inmate with support from Kwabena and Ekua in the U.S. Odame, a native of […]

MR. JEFF RELEASES MAN IN PRISON

Eastern Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Jeff Konadu Addo has helped pay the fine of 68year old Charles Boamah Domfeh an inmate at the Awutu Camp Prison. In an interview with crimecheckghana, Mr. Domfeh, a landlord, says out of generosity he gave out one of his rooms to an old woman. According […]