- The freed pregnant prisoner, Ama Anima, was jailed because she was unable to pay a court fine of GH¢1200
- The fine was imposed on her for allegedly biting the hand of a family member in a fight
- Ama, through the intervention of Crime Check Foundation, was freed and after some months, welcomed her set of twin boys
YEN.com.gh has learnt of the touching story a freed pregnant prisoner who was jailed five years for her inability to pay a court fine of GH¢1200, and has currently been delivered of twin boys.
Through the plausible intervention of Crime Check Foundation, led by a media professional, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the pregnant woman, Ama Anima, has been freed from serving her five-year jail term at the Kumasi Female Prison in July.
Soon after being set free, Ibrahim revealed on his Facebook page in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh that Ama has been delivered of twins.
And he expressed delight at the turn of event that her children have been saved from having a jail term tag on them.
Ibrahim wrote: “Two bouncing baby boys from Ama Anima arrive. Prison should not be the portion of innocent babies who have done no wrong. Unfortunately some judges at the Lower Courts violate the law by throwing pregnant women into prison. We thank God for using us to rescue these beautiful kids from the prospects of a prison sentence We pray they grow to declare the glory of God.”
In an earlier show aired on TV from the Kumasi Female prison and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Ibrahim narrated the story of Ama who had just been brought in amid sobs.
When asked why she was there, Ama, whose pregnancy was then five months old, said she was sent to the prison because she was not able to pay a GH¢1200 fine by the court.
According to her, she had a fight with a family member who had severely beaten her younger son.
The said family member allegedly directed the fight to the mother of the boy when she asked out of mercy why she had beaten her son.
Out of anger, the family member was said to have pushed Ama together with her children to the ground while subjecting her to bitter pain.
Therefore, in order to free herself from the grasp of the family member, she bit her hand, and this landed them in court.
However, the judges refused to listen to her side of the story and immediately decided to fine her or serve a jail term in default of payment of the fine.
Ama, according to Ibrahim, earned a sum of GH¢150 a month for working at a refuse dumb site, and so she couldn’t raise the GH¢1200 which sent her straight to jail.
Crime Check Foundation, Ibrahim noted, realised Ama’s case was unfair and unwarranted, and so used all possible means to get her out of jail so she could come back home and take care of her two children and herself as she waited to deliver.
Aside from helping her out of jail, Ibrahim also revealed that the foundation has rented a plush apartment for Ama and her children, where they live now with a four-year advance payment already made.
He also said a fully-stocked provision shop has been opened for Ama, with an additional sum of GH¢7,000 to help her and the children.
Ama, according to Ibrahim, was full of joy and gratitude, to the extent that she used a full day to weep.
He further thanked all donors who donated in one way or the other to make life easier and more comfortable for Ama and her children.
Ibrahim is noted for the positive change and intervention he has brought to some hopeless prisoners through his Crime Check Foundation.
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