Corrupt policeman deliberately alters teenager’s age and gets him imprisoned

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It has emerged that a corrupt policeman deliberately altered the age of a teenager and succeeded in getting him jailed for allegedly stealing.

The victim, Adom who says he will be 15 years old in October, said he was framed up after his nephew stole, and that he was sentenced to a 2 year jail term, which he is currently serving.

His situation is further exacerbated by the fact that both of his parents are no more, making him an orphan.

Crime Check TV GH which made the plight of the teenager known on social media, wrote:

”Adom says he will be 15 in 3 months but he says the policeman who handled his case wrote 18 as his age. Unfortunately, his parents who would have clarified matters are both dead. He has been convicted for two years for stealing but the little boy says his nephew rather did it. Whatever the situation, our interest has to do with his age. If he is indeed a juvenile, as it appears he is, then our laws do not allow the imprisonment of juveniles in walled prisons. Rather, it makes provision for such kids to be sent to a Senior Correctional Centre. Unfortunately, we have such kids in our country’s prisons, all because some unscrupulous and corrupt police officers allegedly inflate the ages of these children. Too bad!”




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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