Christian Atsu saves mother, two daughters from prison

Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng (middle)  with the mother and her two daughters rescued from prison

Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng (middle) with the mother and her two daughters rescued from prison

Black Stars winger, Christian Atsu, has gone to the rescue of a mother and her two daughters who were sentenced in prison for three months for stealing someone’s left over corn.

This followed a news report carried in the Thursday, October 11 edition of the “Ghanaian Times” on the women languishing in Nsawam Medium Security Prisons. Following the intervention and payment of a GH¢360 fine imposed on them they are expected to be released tomorrow October, 16.

The Ghanaian international, Atsu, is said to have donated an amount of GH¢1,000.00 through the Crime Check Foundation, to secure the freedom of the woman and her daughters.

On October 10, during a multi-stakeholder conference on non-custodian sentencing policy it emerged that a woman and  her two daughters including a breast feeding baby had been languishing at the prisons after they had been jailed for stealing maize.

The mother of five, whose name was not  disclosed by officers of the Ghana Prisons Service, said the three of them, made up of her sibling and mother, have left behind 11 children in the care of “nobody” as they serve their jail term.

The tear-shedding woman said they had to serve the three-month jail term for ‘stealing’ half a fertilizer sack of in-husk maize which if processed would measure less than two ‘olonkas.’ (Measuring can)

She clarified that the grains were leftovers they harvested from an already harvested farm.

By Times Reporter

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