Akua Akyaa: Ghanaian Woman Sent to Prison for Stealing Ghc5 to Feed her 3 Hungry Children Shares her Story

Akua Akyaa: Ghanaian Woman Sent to Prison for Stealing Ghc5 to Feed her 3 Hungry Children Shares her Story

  • A young Ghanaian lady has opened up about how stealing Ghc5 to feed her three children landed her in prison
  • Akua Akyaa narrated that, getting money to feed herself and her children was difficult when she lost her job
  • She stole Ghc5 from a neighbour, was fined Ghc2,500 by the court which she could not pay and this resulted in her imprisonment

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A 24-year-old Ghanaian lady has narrated how she was sent to jail for stealing Ghc5 to buy food to feed her three hungry children.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook page of Crime Check TV GH, Akua Akyaa recounted how she landed in prison.

Narrating her story, she said she used to work at a chop bar and had a daily wage of Ghc5.

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Akua Akyaa: Ghanaian Woman Sent to Prison for Stealing Ghc5 to Feed her three Hungry Children
Akua Akyaa: Ghanaian Woman Sent to Prison for Stealing Ghc5 to Feed her 3 Hungry Children Source: Crime Check TV GH
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With the Ghc5, she cared for her three little children.

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Hardship after being laid off

Akya said getting money to buy food to eat and care for her children was difficult when the owner of the chop bar she used to work at asked her to stay home.

Out of hunger, she stole Ghc5 from her neighbour to buy rice balls with ground soup to feed her children and herself.

Her act did not go unnoticed, as the owner of the money found out about it and that led to an altercation.

This led to a fight which resulted in Akua Akyaa injuring her neighbour in an attempt to defend herself.

She was later reported to the police and was brought before a judge.

Fined by the court

The 24-year-old lady was charged with Ghc1,000 for the injuries caused to her neighbour and Ghc1,200 as a court fine.

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Due to her inability to pay her fines, she was sentenced to two months imprisonment.

Akua Akyaa had a lot more to say about the situation she was in.

Watch the full video linked here

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that, a video of a house help who was caught stealing all the household items of her employer is making waves on social media.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the lady is seen kneeling and crying for mercy.

According to the utterances of the employer, she believed she had a great relationship with this house help, hence, she was taken aback by her actions.

A KIA truck with various household items including, tables, chairs, buckets, mattresses among other things was spotted in the video.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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