Popular Ghanaian media personality, Abeiku Santana, has disclosed how bad he was during his youthful days.
He revealed further that he was a very notorious boy in the community; and he always had a pocket knife on him wherever he went.
At the age of twelve, Abeiku, born Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey, stabbed his very close friend but fortunately, the friend escaped death.
Consequently, he was arrested and put in kept in police cells for some days.
Appearing as a guest on ‘Dentaa Show’ on GHOne over the weekend, Abeiku revealed that he stabbed his dear friend over a feud.
Narrating the incident, Abeiku said he once received a bicycle gift from his father in 1989.
He was twelve (12) years old when his father gave him that gift.
According to him, he was so fond of the bicycle that he never joked with it.
However, he decided to lend the bicycle to one of his close friends who wanted to have a ride.
After some days, his friend refused to return the bicycle; and that led to a quarrel between the two.
“I stabbed him. I just went to his house, pulled out the knife I had on me and stabbed him. Those days, I always carried a knife on me,” Abeiku Santana revealed.
Life in prison, Abeiku recalled, is no joke.
He was not used to living in dark room with no means of ventilation, however, that was the situation in which he found himself in prison, Abeiku says.
As the youngest and the 'new-comer', he was the one doing all the ‘dirty’ work for the ‘senior’ inmates.
He explained that it was his daily duty to dispose garbage generated in the prison cells.
Abeiku added that he was the one responsible for carrying faecal matter by all the other inmates into the prison’s manhole, an experience he will never forget.
He also slept on the bare floor, and sometimes on a small blanket together with other inmates.
These, according to Abeiku Santana were unbearable for him.
It was while in prison that he started thinking of turning over a new leaf, he revealed.
The former tourism ambassador said it took his mother to get him out of prison.
The compassionate mother was worried over his beloved son ending up in prison.
She had to reach out to some religious leaders who got involved and did everything possible for Abeiku Santana to be set free.
“My mother was very worried. We were very close and so she was not finding it easy at all when I was in prison.”
“She contacted some religious leaders to beg for clemency for me; and that was how I came out of prison,” Abeiku disclosed.
He further stated that with what he experienced in prison, he prays no one ends up in prison.
While on the Dentaa Show, Abeiku also spoke about his career, family, and his relationship with others.
He is one of Ghana's most successful and top journalists.
Currently, Abeiku Santana works with OKAY FM as the Drive Time host.
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