- Ramzy says his daughter who is now 13-years old was made to believe that he had traveled to America
- He says his inmates at Nsawam Prisons gave him the name 'Job' since he developed sores all over his body.
Ghanaian artiste and former contestant of ‘Stars of the Future’ reality show, William Ramzy Amui, popularly known as Ramzy, has disclosed that he suffered a great deal after he was sentenced to 20-years in prison.
According to the musician, organizers of ‘Stars of the Future’ Charterhouse, his fellow contestants and his manager, Okyeame Quophi, all neglected him after his incarceration at Nsawam prison.
Ramzy, speaking to Kafui Dey on GhOne television, disclosed that his own friends broke relationship with him the very day he entered Nsawam prison.
The singer said what even worsened his situation was that, his own girlfriend abandoned him and didn’t care about his life while serving his jail term.
The artiste in his interaction, disclosed that his family, school mates and a pastor friend were the only people who stood by him.
Ramzy who appeared on ‘Hard Talk’ on GhOne to share his chilling story, revealed that his lawyer, Retired Captain Nkrabea Effah Darteh, never appeared in court on his judgement day to defend him.
However, another lawyer who was contracted by his family to appeal for his case took his mother’s money and also never showed up in court.
The promising music star sharing his story insisted he always prays for inmates at the Nsawam Maximum prison so that they can be strong and survive their jail term.
"My daughter is now grown, she’s 13-years now, she was one year when I entered prison. She never knew I was in prison she thought I was in America or something but now she knows I was in prison," he said.
Ramzy also added that, “The food was very bad, there was no salt, no pepper, no meat added to our food, I tried it once and I became sick, sores all over my body, every parts of my body including my private parts, the inmates were calling me ‘Job’ in the Bible."
The musician was sentenced to a 20-year jail term in 2007, but was released in 2017 after serving 10-years behind bars for allegedly selling a stolen car.
Ramzy’s dream of becoming a Ghanaian music star was cut short after a Tema-based businesswoman in January, 2007 reported an armed robbery attack to the Tema Regional Police.
The businesswoman reported to the police that, her 4×4 Toyota Highlander vehicle and an amount of GH¢ 300 were stolen from her at gun point.
Ramzy and eight of his friends were later arrested and prosecuted by the police for selling same car to another businessman in Accra.
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