A former inmate of the Nsawam Female Prison, Theresa Amankwah, one of the imprisoned people who were famously given help by Black Stars player Christian Atsu, has died at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital.
The late Amankwah was receiving treatment from the hospital, with financial support from the Black Stars player. Her help was arranged through Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a non-profit social justice organisation.
The deceased had been sentenced to a 10-year jail term for selling Indian hemp.
Earlier, the inmate had told Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the executive director of the non-profit that her indiscretion had been forced out of poverty and hunger.
“It was not my desire to sell wee,” she had added.
Amankwah sold the banned substance on behalf of her son-in-law so she could get some commission to feed herself, other children and grandchildren.
In the course of her incarceration, Amankwah was taken ill but with support from Christian Atsu, through CCF, she was sent to a hospital for treatment.
The inmate’s health worsened and this compelled the NGO to facilitate another financial support from Atsu for a surgery at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, which was successful after which she was put on dialysis.
She died shortly afterwards.
According Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the family of the deceased want the Prison Service to bury her.
Meanwhile, an 80-year-old grandmother, Maria Obonyo, has enrolled herself in a primary school in her village, on the path to fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher.
The Ugandan octogenarian said she was motivated to go to school out of loneliness.
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