Nana Oye to support woman jailed 11 years over 'wee' drink

Nana Oye to support woman jailed 11 years over 'wee' drink

Nana Oye Lithur, the minister of gender, children and social protection, says her outfit will assist the woman who was jailed 11 years last week for allegedly selling alcohol laced with marijuana.

In a series of tweets on Monday evening, Nana Oye said her ministry was liaising with the attorney general's department to assess the circumstances of the case and provide support for Ama Forson.

Nana Oye to support woman jailed 11 years over 'wee' drink

The minister, who is a human rights activist, also said that personnel from the Department of Social Welfare would visit the woman's nine children to see to their welfare.

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News of Ama Forson's sentencing has provoked public outrage, with some members of the public calling her sentencing unjust and appealing to the gender ministry to come to her aid.

According to them, justice is swiftly delivered where poor and weak citizens are concerned, but politicians who they say steal billions of cedis in public money never get jailed.

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