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.

15 YEAR BOY FACES TWO YEARS SENTENCE

Adom is a boy under 18 years who has been sentenced to a two year jail term at the Kumasi Central Prison for allegedly stealing Two thousand Ghana cedis. According to the juvenile, he will turn 15 years in three months’ time.  However “the police man who handled my case falsified my age to be […]

18-year-old jailed for stealing 4 spoons of Milo and 5 pieces of cloth released

Today happens to be the last day Joyce Barnes spends in prison for unlawfully entering her tenant’s room to steal. Joyce, an 18-year-old single mother was jailed for stealing four spoons of Milo and 5 pieces of cloth from her tenant.  The single mother of one was charged by the Swedru Circuit court with unlawfully […]

Update: By-day worker thrown in jail receives help

Akua Afriyie, a single mother of four who was thrown in jail without  fair hearing has received help from Crimecheckfoundation, (CCF) (crimecheckghana). Crimecheckghana few weeks back reported of a by- day worker who was thrown in jail by her pay master when she insisted on getting her 6-months salary arrears paid and in the process broke […]

Two tins of Milo, one cup of sugar; lands man 6-months in prison

27-year-old  Kwabena Awuah is serving a 6-months term imprisonment for stealing two tins of milk and a cup of sugar. Awuah, a trotro mate from Mankranso in the Ashanti Region said he was lured by friends to steal from a nearby provision shop. “A friend of mine lured me into it, it was my first […]

‘I was not allowed to talk in court’ – ‘By-day worker’ cries

Akua Afriyie, a single mother of four is lamenting for hurriedly been thrown into jail without fair hearing.  According to her, she was not granted an opportunity in court to tell her side of the story and was swiftly thrown behind bars.  Narrating her ordeal in an interview with crimecheckghana, Akua Afriyie said ‘I worked […]

I didn’t get my share of the stolen money, but was given 15yrs – Gang leader cries

A 17-year-old gang leader is lamenting for not getting a dime from a loot he led yet serving a 15years term imprisonment. Richard Adarkwa in an interview with Crimecheckghana said, he thinks he does not deserve a 15-years term imprisonment since he did not get his share of the stolen money. “I am not a […]

My wife and child died shortly after my ‘best friend’ sent me to jail – Man shares his story

Eric Kwasi Marfo, a former inmate of the Nsawam prison lost his child few days after he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for unsettled debts.  Eric who shared his sad story with Mr. Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng on Crime Check TV further revealed that his beloved wife also died two weeks after their child’s death. […]

Foundation facilitates release of inmates from Sekondi Prison

Management of Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a Prison NGO through its Petty Offenders Project has paid court fines for the release of nine inmates of the Sekondi Central Prison. The gesture was made possible with financial support from Mr. Alfred Priddy, a philanthropist, living in the US. The inmates were sentenced to fines ranging from […]

Christian Atsu receives humanity award

Crime Check Foundation, a crime advocacy organization has decorated Black Stars and Newcastle Midfielder, Christian Atsu with a humanity award. The ceremony which took place at the midfielder’s house at Accra was in recognition of his contribution to the Foundation’s Petty Offenders Project. The project solicits financial support to pay the court fines of petty […]

TWO FUNERAL PLASTIC CHAIRS EARN HIM TEN MONTHS PRISON SENTENCE

Kwaku Appiagyei’s hopes of getting two plastic chairs for free dashed as the judged hearing his case convicts him to a six month prison sentence. Appiagyei, a 19 year old farmer in the Ashanti region tells crimechecksghana that he took the plastic chairs valued at sixty Ghana cedis at a funeral grounds, two days after […]