Ex-convict released from the Nsawam Prison, Amo Mensah with the happiness and joy that he is going home to reconnect with his wife after many years got the shock of his life.
According to the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, Amo Mensah spent the first night of his release on the streets because the woman he married couldn’t wait for him ─ she had already entered into another relationship leading to marriage and living with the man.
Sharing the sad story of Amo Mensah, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng posted on his Facebook page;
“Most ex-convicts re-offend and go back to Prison because of stigma and lack of job opportunities. That’s why Crime Check Foundation in collaboration with Christian Atsu has come up with the CCF Reintegration Project which seeks to support ex-convicts with means of livelihood. Amo Mensah is one of the beneficiaries. After coming out of Prison two weeks ago to hear his wife is married to another man, he had to spend the night on the street. Through our new initiative, he has been given five sacks of belts to sell for a living. That is our contribution to reducing crime among ex-convicts in Ghana. The devil, they say finds work for idle hands”.
Amo Mensah is now left with no option than to pick up the pieces and start his life all over again ─ he now has to deal with the trauma of being in prison and a broken heart.