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Video:Economic hardship compelled me to sell ‘wee’ – Crippled man weeps in jail

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A crippled man who has been sentenced to a 10-year jail term for selling Indian hemp has explained the rational for his actions.

Kwesi Appiah who has served just three out of the ten years said economic hardships and inability to fend for himself and cater for the family made him accept the offer to sell the drug

Kwesi Appiah said, he knew it was wrong to sell wee but due to the economic hardship and his condition as a cripple, he had no option but to engage in the trade for his survival and that of his family.

“I didn’t have a helper because I am an orphan. I didn’t want to roam the streets begging so I started helping at a chop bar but we were robbed around Kumasi on our way to purchase foodstuff for the bar. After that incident we were left with nothing,” he recounted in an interview with Crime Check Foundation during their visit to the Kumasi.

After that incident, he had to struggle every day for food and so, he said, “When a friend offered me to sell wee, I couldn’t resist the offer. Even though I was afraid of been arrested, I couldn’t stop selling and was later caught and jailed.”

Kwesi Appiah says he regrets his actions and pleads for his punishment to be reduced.

He noted that his absence has greatly affected his family in many ways as they struggle to make ends meet.

According to him, his children have dropped out of school because they have no one to help them further their education.

“Due to my condition, my eldest child who has completed junior high school had to give up on continuing because there’s no one to support her financially,” he laments.

These remarks were made when a Non Governmental Organisation visited the prison to interact with prisoners.

The Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation (CCF), Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng is crying out to individuals and groups to support the suffering wife and children of the prisoner.

He also called on government to have mercy, reconsider the sentence and reduce the jail term of the physically challenged man since he has exhibited remorse for his crime.

“Any Ghanaian who can also help our brother to appeal his sentence can also contact the following numbers; 0242074276, 0558295335,” Mr. Kwarteng begs.

 

Derrick Asare is an Editor for Xbitgh. He love Music, going to the movies, making friends, web designer, computer science major.

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‘Little boy’ proposes to white ‘grandmother’

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'Little boy' proposes to white 'grandmother'

In the photos making the rounds online, the young man apparently in his early twenties is seen placing a ring on the finger of his purported lover who equally looks octogenarian.

Photos of a young black man proposing to his old white lover have gone viral online, making some people suspect that the young man must have been compelled by some material gains to venture into intimacy with a woman old enough to be his grandmother.

Currently, the actual nationality of the young man is unclear. While some news outlets refer to him as a Nigerian, other reports say he is from Uganda.

In the photos making the rounds online, the young man apparently in his early twenties is seen placing a ring on the finger of his purported lover who equally looks octogenarian.

'Little boy' proposes to white 'grandmother'

In one of the photos, the two love birds are seen engaged in a passionate kiss, a scene which gives some modicum of credence to the suspicion that the two are in an intimate relationship.

'Little boy' proposes to white 'grandmother'

Young Africa men and women engaging in intimate relationships with white women and men respectively is a new trend which young Africans who intend to acquire nationalities in western countries are using to achieve their aims.

Similar stories have emerged recently, and it seems the trend will continue as long as the desire to settle in western countries, coupled with interest of white folks in young Africans continue to heighten.

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