- A young man named Owusu Afriyie was released from prison amid the current lockdown after serving his 3-year-sentence
- According to Afriyie, life has become very hard as he has no coin, home or food and lives stranded on the street
- He mentioned that he was convicted at Kaneshie after engaging in a fight with another person
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Ofosu Afriyie, a gentleman who came out last week Tuesday from the Nsawam prison after he finished serving his sentence is faced with harsh realities of life.
The young man narrated his story in an interview with Joy News, saying that he was imprisoned for three years for engaging in a fight at Kaneshie and he had just finished serving his sentence.
He spoke English very fluently, indicating that he has no house to sleep in, no food to eat and no money to spend as he is completely stranded.
See the video below:
According to Afriyie, all he wishes for is to be able to go back to his hometown, where he might be able to find some old folks that would help him get back on his feet.
When asked how he manages to survive every day, Afriyie indicates that he eats leftovers of coconut that people have bought and eaten.
He wept bitterly, asking for anyone who could help him get enough funds to go back to his hometown, to please do so as he has become stranded in a strange land.
People have been reacting to Afriyie's story. Asare Sakyi Francis said:
George Asante SonofdavidArthur also mentioned that:
In other news, a 67-year-old widow has narrated how she was lashed mercilessly by a police officer who was in her area to enforce the lockdown imposed by president Akufo-Addo.
In a video report gathered by JoyNews and sighted by YEN.com.gh, the old lady simply identified herself as Florence and narrated how she innocently wanted to make ends meet for herself and her children.
According to the woman, she had gone out to buy a bowl of tomatoes which she was going to use to prepare food and sell in the area because she learned that food vendors were excluded from the lockdown.
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