Single mother tearfully narrates story of how her innocent son was jailed

Single mother tearfully narrates story of how her innocent son was jailed

A widow whose son was arrested in connection to the murder of a police officer at Lapaz in Accra, has narrated the events leading to her son’s imprisonment in the most touching way to Crime Check Foundation (CCF).

Agnes Yamoah, a single mother of four is frustrated as her son continues wallow in police cells for nearly two years now after he was sentenced to jail for the murder of a police officer at Lapaz, Accra.

In an interview, Agnes disclosed that her son, Nii, was arrested together with a wanted suspect about a year and half year ago in connection with the murder of a police officer.

Single mother tearfully narrates story of how her son was jailed; claims he's innocent

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“Nii was arrested together with two other suspects and his landlord who happens to be on the police wanted list” the woman revealed.

She indicated that “my son’s landlord was a wanted armed robber.’’

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‘‘The Juaben court ordered that my son together with the two other suspects should sign motion and be granted bail and so we followed the CID to the police station to start the process,’’ she said.

She disclosed that her son was processed for court and the judge pronounced her son and the two others not guilty of the offence so should be granted bail.

Madam Agnes further indicated that she had been really looking forward to see her son further his education before the unfortunate incidence.

“The court ordered that the three suspects be arraigned before the court for final hearing but on three consecutive times the CID refused to send them so the court ordered that the CID be sent to remand for two weeks,” she said amidst tears.

The grieving mother said, for four weeks, the CID was still walking freely on the streets of Accra while her son stayed in police custody.

“It happened that the CID was not sent on remand, so the court ordered us to go and file motion for their release, so myself and two other parents of the other suspects we paid, one hundred and seven fifty Ghana cedis but to no avail, I then visited Legal Aid for help” she said

Expressing her disappointment and frustration, Agnes said, she visited the offices of Legal Aid for over seven weeks; all were failed attempts to see a lawyer.

''Finally when I met the lawyer, he asked that I pay three hundred Ghana cedis and one hundred cedis to another gentleman as processing fee,'' she said

The frustrated mother said, after a month, her son was finally arranged before court pleading for bail, the court granted him bail but requested for an indenture.

“I do not have an indenture and money to pay lawyers so my son is wallowing in police cells,” she said crying.

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