Plantain thief set free after Okudzeto Ablakwa, Kweku Baako and others pay GHC1,100

Plantain thief set free after Okudzeto Ablakwa, Kweku Baako and others pay GHC1,100

- Radio host, Samson Lardy Anyenini, has helped mobilise funds to help set a jailed plantain seller free

- The contributors raised a total of GHC1,100, which would be split into two

- GHC600 would be used to set the suspect free while GHC500 would be given to his pregnant girlfriend

Information available to YEN.com.gh suggests that a plantain thief, 19-year-old barber, Solomon Aklotey, has been saved from going to jail.

This happened after the host of Newsfile on Joy FM, Samson Lardy Anyenini, teamed up with his guests to contribute GHC1,100 for Aklotey’s benefit.

The other contributors were Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako, private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu and general secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Justice Yankson.

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The decision to mobilize resources was reached after a Koforidua District Magistrate Court “A” sentenced Aklotey to two months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the charge stealing.

Aklotey however explained that he wanted to sell the stolen plantain, so he could take care of his girlfriend who had recently given birth.

Per a report by myjoyonline.com, he was however sentenced to a fine of GH¢600 in default of which he would serve two months in prison with hard labour.

Aklotey could not pay the fine and was therefore thrown into jail.

YEN.com.gh understands that the money will be used to secure Aklotey’s release out of jail and the balance would be used to provide for the new mother.

In another report, a former minister of the Brong Ahafo region, Eric Opoku, has descended on the Akufo-Addo-led administration for collapsing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

According to him, the government has diverted 25% of the NHIS funds, leading to severe challenges.

Speaking on Power FM, Opoku argued that the scheme is facing challenges because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not its originator.

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Source: Yen News

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