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.

Boy with hole-heart requires $9,000 to undergo open-heart surgery to survive

A 4-year-old boy, Seidu Abdul Gafar requires open-heart surgery to correct a heart condition, pink tetralogy of Fallot (hole-heart) to be able to survive. In a medical report from the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital, which Gafar’s father, Seidu Moro presented to Crime Check Foundation (CCF) for support, the surgery would cost […]

Aged mother whose son subjected her to slavery wants justice as she returns home

62-year-old Mary Akweley Coffie whose son subjected her to slavery in Brazil wants justice to be served her after she was given a wrong injection meant for mentally retarded persons. Madam Coffie who managed to reach Crime Check Foundation (CCF), in an audio recording, said she wanted to return to Ghana due to the maltreatment […]

Kasoa traders get support for their businesses

Five struggling traders at the Kasoa market have received support to expand their businesses. Crime Check Foundation, (CCF) offered a helping hand to the market women when they laid their difficulties before the Foundation during a visit to the market. The support was kind courtesy some CCF donors abroad. They are Regina and Friends based […]

CCF supports kidney patients at Korle-Bu

Crime Check Foundation (CCF) has gone to the aid of some kidney failure patients at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital. CCF, during one of its routine visits to the hospital to help struggling patients met the patients at the Renal Unit of Ghana’s premier hospital. The patients, 18-year-old Naomi Dede Mensah, 21-year-old Esther Annor and one […]

‘’I earn ghc 10 but still donate to orphans’’-Trader

A 42-year-old trader at Kasoa in the Central Region, Christiana Opoku has received support from Crime Check Foundation’s (CCF) donors to boost her business, which only earned her Ten Ghana cedis on a good business day. Speaking to crimecheckghana, madam Opoku said she has been unable to expand her garlic hawking business due to lack […]

CCF goes to the aid of pregnant ‘pure water’ hawker

A 35-year-old ‘pure water’ vendor, Patience Lamptey, though heavily pregnant does not have any other option than to continue hawking. She said she sells twenty to thirty bags of the water a day to be able to support the home because of financial difficulties. Madam Lamptey said though she has a husband, she cannot rely […]

Greedy thief jailed 2 years for stealing iron rods

39-year-old drug addict, Kweku Prince has been jailed twenty-four months for stealing iron rods at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region. Prince said he became a drug addict when he joined a gang of criminals whiles he was a labourer, carrying passengers loads at the market and lorry stations. He said he could not complete […]

Carpenter imprisoned 3-years for stealing policeman’s plantain

A 35-year-old carpenter from Saltpond, Mensah Moses has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing a policeman’s plantain. Speaking to Crime Check TV GH, Moses said he shares a wall with the police officer and both had plantain gardens at their backyard but his did not yield enough. He said he once had a […]

‘Chop bar’ goat money thief freed

A 38-year-old popular local DJ in Asante Awhimso in the Ashanti Region, Yaw Sam who was jailed for spending money given him to buy a goat for a ‘chop bar’ business has been released from prison. Crime Check Foundation (CCF) with support from one of its US-based donors, Marcella Agyemang Duah paid Sam’s court fine […]

Man abandons pregnant wife who gave birth to a sick child

A 13-year-old bedridden girl, Adeka Jessica has been abandoned by her father after her birth. According to her mother, 33-year-old Adeka Magdalene, Jessica got lamed when she was five months old. Magdalene explained, ‘we were coming from church one night and when we were walking under a tree, Jessica got struck by a strange disease […]