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.

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 […]

A driver’s attempt to steal earns him 16 months in prison

D37-year-old driver, Philip Kitoe who lived at Nungua, a suburb of Accra was sentenced to sixteen months in prison after his unsuccessful attempt to steal to save his 19-year-old son, Oswald Kitoe. Mr Kitoe said Oswald’s arm was slashed off after a fight ensued between his friends and their opponents when they were playing football. […]

Needy 70 yr old blind widow begs for support

70-year-old blind widow, Yaa Senya who resides in Sekyere in the Kumawu District of the Ashanti Region does not have life easy. Her only daughter who would have worked to cater for her, has to be with her throughout to clean her up. Her struggles The mother of three told crimecheckghana that a spot sprouted […]

“I am alone in this world”-76 yr old widow cries

76-year-old widow, Lydia Serwaa lives at Sekyere in the Kumawu District in a makeshift house which is without electricity. She said the only child she had who was her hope, and her husband are dead so life has been bitter for her. Serwaa said her family relatives have all gone their way and she does […]

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 […]

Double agony as Hairdresser gets bedridden and goes blind

30-year-old Ama Akyere is bedridden and has gone blind as her widowed grandmother, Yaa Akyere struggles to get her medical treatment. According to Yaa Akyere, Ama had a cut on her leg and due to her negligence, the injury worsened and caused her leg to swell. She said later, Ama’s eyes were also adversely affected […]

Chorkor residents scuffle for clothes and shoes

Residents of Chemu naa, a community at Chorkor in Accra had to jostle each other for their share of new and used clothes and shoes donated by Crime Check Foundation, CCF. The area is said to be noted for its endemic poverty, hence attracting the focus of CCF to go to the aid of its […]

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 […]

CCF sponsors fresh students as school resumes

Crime Check Foundation, CCF continues to pay fees of needy but brilliant students to enable them enter into the various Universities and Colleges they have gained admission to. Beneficiaries Some of the beneficiaries include Victoria Paintsil who gained admission to the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region and Mabel Adams who has been […]

CCF donates stationery to students of a poor community

Crime Check Foundation, CCF has donated stationery amounting to Eight Thousand Ghana cedis to the Gomoa-Okwawu D/A Basic school in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region. This is to relieve the pressure on struggling parents in the village in acquiring studying materials for their wards. The items, 1,000 exercise books, 600 pieces of […]