- Peter Takpondo spent 3 years of his life in remand after finding a phone on his way back to work
- Police and a woman arrived at his house to arrest him for stealing
- He was recently released under the Justice For All programme
A 25-year-old man, Peter, has recounted how he ended up in jail and spent some 3 years there over a phone he had found while making a return trip to work.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Myjoyonline.com, Peter who recounted his story to Luv FM indicated that the sun normally drove him and his friends out of the bushes in Manso to look for food.
Peter, who was by then a small-scale miner was on his way to work when they found a mobile phone on the ground. Peter Takpondo indicated that he called a contact on the phone to inform the person on the other side that he had found a phone.
According to him, he gave his location out and found police officers in his house the next day with a woman he had spoken to and was accused of stealing the phone.
He revealed that he was then whisked away and thrown into a remand cell.
Peter revealed that he been on remand for the past three years without an end to his trial.
As fate would have it, some judges on the "Justice for All" Programme, visited the prison to hear his story after all these years.
He was then released on Friday, July 27, 2018 to regain a freedom he believed had been denied him.
The now 25-year old Peter Takpondo weighed in on his wasted years and indicated that he was “late in all aspects of life” sue to his unfortunate predicament.
Peter had to drop out of Duayaw Nkwanta Senior High School in the Brong Ahafo region after his struggling mother could no longer pay for his tuition.
His father had passed years before making life a bit tough for him.
He was left with no choice but to leave school to find work. According to him, he was working in the mines to raise money to go back to school until his ordeal put him in remand cells for the past 3 years.
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