I was wrongfully arrested for taking someone's life - Ghanaian street boy for 11 years opens up

I was wrongfully arrested for taking someone's life - Ghanaian street boy for 11 years opens up

- A gentleman called Elijah Nketiah has been on the street for 11 years after his plight started at the age of 10

- Life has not been too bearable for Elijah whilst trying to survive as he indicates how he was wrongly convicted for a crime he did not commit

- Currently, Elijah simply wants to be able to rent a place and start a business of his own

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Elijah Nketiah, a young gentleman in Ghana who lived on the street for an entire decade has narrated some of the dangers they face, giving a real example from his own life.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the boy gives a chilling account of how his search for a good life in the streets ended him up in incarceration over a murder.

According to the young man, becoming a street child was not actually his choice because he needed to make some money from that although his father was alive.

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Nketiah indicates that there are children on the street who have chosen to be there only to make some money, adding that on average, each street child in Ghana could make GHC30 a day.

However, his story also portrays the fact that although they may think they are making some returns, the children are exposed to extreme harm, for which reason they must be helped to leave the roads.

On the issue of murder, the talented young man whose dream it is to become a singer and a successful businessman said that he was convicted after supposedly threatening a "trotro mate"

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Sometime later, the young man was allowed to go settle some fees to the court, which he had to do from the little money that came his way.

Now, 21 years of age, Nketiah says his immediate goal is to be able to rent a place for himself and start some businesses to launch his dreams.

In another report, a skit of Kuami Eugene starring Comedian Waris, Stonzy, and Ohene Yaw Wiafe Anim has shown that the Ghanaian Rockstar musician could actually be a great actor.

In the video, Eugene Kwame Marfo as his real name goes, was in his car with his pals when he was besieged by a group of bypassers he appeared to have nearly hit with his car.

When the near-collision occurred, the group of young men came to the driver's side to complain about the incident only for the glass to be rolled down for them to realize it was Kuami Eugene.

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