- A Ghanaian ex-convict identified as Ohene Agyekum has received help after he was sacked from his job by his employer
- Ohene Agyekum was also ejected from his house in Koforidua
- He received a total cash amount of GHC6,600 to start his own business and rent a new house
- Ohene Agyekum was a victim of discrimination and stereotyping
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Ohene Agyekum, a Ghanaian ex-convict who reportedly got fired from work after his employer became informed that he was once incarcerated has received help.
According to Crime Check TV, Ohene Agyekum, was freed from prison two years ago.
While serving time in jail, he acquired tailoring skills to enable him to become useful to himself after he’s released.
Ohene Agyekum was released from jail two years ago and got employed as a full-time tailor in Koforidua, Eastern Region.
After working with dedication and enthusiasm, he won the hearts of many including that of his boss.
However, Ohene Agyekum reportedly became a victim of discrimination and stereotyping after his boss was informed that he was once incarcerated.
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His employer, for this reason, sacked Agyekum from his job. Agyekum's situation worsened when he was subsequently ejected from his house.
‘‘Ohene Agyekum was released from prison two years ago. Whiles in prison, he learnt tailoring. He got himself a job as a tailor in Koforidua and worked so hard to the admiration of his boss who gave him a place to stay.
His boss got to know he is an Exconvict three days ago and have sacked him from the job and ejected him from his house,’’ Crime Check TV said in a post on Facebook.
Agyekum decided to end his life but had a change of mind and decided to seek help.
Through Crime Check TV's Ex-convict Reintegration Project supported by Christian Atsu, Ohene Agyekum, has received two industrial sewing machines at a cost of GHC2,600 and a cash amount of GHC4,000 to rent a room and buy a mini container to start his own sewing business.
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