Ghanaian international footballer, Christian Atsu, has reportedly paid for the release of nine African prisoners.
Atsu is said to have donated a sum of £7,000 to support this course
The attacker was in the news recently for paying for the release of a 62-year-old woman and her daughter who were imprisoned for stealing corn.
He donated the £7,000 into the Petty Offenders Fund which was launched by the Crime Check Foundation.
The amount, according to the foundation would be sufficient for about thirty prisoners.
Atsu has thus liaised with Crime Check Foundation to help release some of the poorest prisoners in Ghana, who have been jailed for petty offences.
He is reported to have pledge to extend the support to more prisoners in the future.
"He has so far donated seven thousand pounds into the Petty Offenders Fund which has been launched by our Crime Check Foundation to take care of misdemeanors.”
"The amount will cater for about thirty prisoners. Currently, nine prisoners have been released. He has promised to release many more," the spokesperson for Crime Check Foundation said.
Atsu is currently playing for Newcastle United FC.
Meanwhile, one of the freed prisoners who have benefited from Atsu's benevolence, Ama Anima, has been delivered of twins four months after she was released from prison.
She was said to have been jailed for biting the hand of a family member during a fight.
The Foundation, through the help of Atsu, has been able to rent a plush accommodation for the new mother and her children.
She has also been given a provision store with a sum of seven thousand cedis to make life easier and more comfortable.
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