A Ghanaian man was hurled to jail after he squandered his employer’s ‘work and pay’ money on his girlfriend whom he was madly in love with and wanted to marry at all cost.
Unfortunately for him, the lady identified simply as Ama dumped him and when he was unable to pay the money he owed to his boss, the boss got him arrested and incarcerated. This piece of news was shared by Crime Check, a crime prevention advocacy organization that uses Life in Prison Documentaries to sensitize the public to the dangers of crime.
The full story reads;
Hardworking Samuel Kwaku Sakyi, a tricycle rider, spent all his money on Ama, hoping to marry her. He was so determined and faithful to the lady that he denied himself all the basic necessities of life just to make her glamorous to prevent another man from having her.
This affected his sales to his master, but Samuel insists he had already fulfilled his part of the ‘Work and Pay’ agreement with his tricycle owner, but his boss will have non of that, so got him arrested.
The court asked Samuel to pay one thousand eight hundred cedis to his boss or in default go to prison for 18 months, but he could not raise the amount. Ama had then left him. With tears, Samuel had to go to jail. After spending two months at the Koforidua Local Prison, philanthropist, Ali Ibrahim has paid the court fine for him to start life all over again.
Samuel’s reaction when I broke the news to him that he is going home, courtesy the intervention by Ali Ibrahim. May Allah continue to bless our dear brother Ali Ibrahim.
So the question is, couldn’t Samuel have contributed to society better if Ghana had a law on Community Service? When other countries are using prisoners for socio-economic development, we continue to warehouse our own. So sad!.