INTRODUCTION

Most of our prison interviewees admit poverty and frustration pushed them into crime. This is why this segment is devoted to helping the poor, the voiceless and the underprivileged to skip the trap of crime and imprisonment.

This segment also shares the stories of exconvicts and their families that have received support from Crime Check Foundation as well as others who require support to re-integrate successfully into society.

Crimecheckghana features their concerns and solicits support to make their life worth living.

The painful blessings of a couple

A couple residing at Awoshie a suburb of Accra, Abena Serwaa, and Kwesi Addae have not been happy with the birth of their quadruplets due to financial difficulties.  According to the couple, though they are excited about having the children, the difficulty in feeding them has turned what is meant to be a happy occasion […]

A punch gets man 5 years imprisonment

A 26-year-old ex-convict, Mustapha Samad from Bolgatanga recounts how he was jailed for five years for punching a neighbour. He said he hit the eye of the victim with a ring he wore on one of his fingers. Samad said he pleaded guilty when he appeared in court and was jailed on his own plea. […]

7-year-old boy dying of blood cancer begs for help

7-year-old blood cancer patient, Ben Israel is battling for his life as his parents struggle to pay for his treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital. During Crime Check Foundation’s (CCF) visit to the hospital, Israel was gasping for breath while his mother intermittently wiped his mouth, which was drooling. Speaking to his mother, she said […]

I have to pay Ghc 6,000 every three weeks to survive breast cancer-Woman cries

A breast cancer patient, Umoani Iddrisu would have to raise Six Thousand Ghana cedis almost every three weeks to pay for an injection meant to stop breast cancer from spreading to other parts. She said she has undergone several surgeries to treat the cancer but there has been no improvement in her condition prompting doctors […]

Cassava thief handed 18 months jail term

22-year-old Kweku James from Nyinahini Agogoso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana has been jailed eighteen months for stealing cassava. He said he stole the cassava on four occasions until his arrest. According to James, he did not cultivate a farm because he did not have access to farmland.   He claimed there is no […]

My ‘school father’ taught me how to smoke marijuana- SHS graduate narrates how he ended up in prison

A 25-year-old Senior High School graduate, Memphis Abdul Rasheed who left school as a heavy drug abuser has been jailed for terrorizing and robbing unsuspected persons. He confessed to Crime Check TV GH of using a knife to undertake his robberies, which was his main occupation. Rasheed said whiles in school, his school father who […]

Man jailed 8 months for stealing GHC 800 to enjoy ‘chichinga’

25-year-old galamseyer, Kwame Asamoah has been jailed for stealing Eight Hundred Ghana cedis from a noodles vendor at Gyakobu in Akotia in the Eastern Region. In an interview with Crime Check TV GH, he confessed to stealing the money, as life was difficult for him. Mr. Asamaoh said he satisfied his taste for roasted meat […]

Breast cancer patient begs for help to save her life to continue her guardian duties

 51-year-old Irene Teye is soliciting support to undergo medical treatment to save her from breast cancer. According to her, she fears losing her life to the disease and leaving the children she has been taking care of as a surrogate parent orphaned. Speaking to Crime Check TV GH, Madam Teye said she urgently needs over […]

Ashanti Motor thief finally jailed

Crime Check Foundation (CCF) has paid the fine of a convict, Osei Boadi for his release under its Petty Offenders project. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment after defaulting in the payment of a court fine of Eight Hundred and Forty Ghana cedis. According to Boadi, he was arrested and arraigned before court for […]

I started smoking from Class 6-Imam confesses

52-year-old Imam, Tamimu Mohammed has been jailed on three separate occasions for engaging in drugs and in illegal mining. In an interview with Crime Check TV GH, he said he was an experienced weed smoker who started smoking when he was in class six. Mohammed said whiles working with a mining company, his white manager […]