Peter Ennin, who has no sight in both eyes, gained his freedom from the Nsawam Prison after Black Stars player Christian Atsu paid his court fine.
Mr Ennin had been convicted and sentenced to a ‘hefty’ fine which he failed to pay and had to serve a prison term instead.
But through the instrumentality of Ibrahim Kwarteng of Crime Check Foundation, an NGO, he gained his freedom after Mr Atsu humanitarian act.
Conditions for persons with disability in the prisons
According to Mr Kwarteng, Ghana’s prisons make no provision or modification for persons with disability (PWDs); both abled and PWDs are lumped together in the same deplorable conditions.
So Mr Ennin had to make do with the adverse conditions even as a PWDs, relying only on the kindness of prison officers who were willing to help in terms of his movement and other needs.
ATSU pays fines for 10 prisoners jailed for stealing food
There were joy and exchange of hugs and some tears at the Cape Coast Prison annex as ten prisoners who were jailed for petty theft were freed through the benevolence of Black Stars player and philanthropist Christian Atsu.
This was made possible through the work of The Crime Check Foundation who facilitated the payment of the various fines for these convicts who have vowed not to fall foul of the law again.