Amoh Mensah, an ex-convict released from the Nsawam Prison in Ghana, got the shock of his life when he realized that his wife had dumped him for another man.
According to the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, Amo Mensah spent the first night of his release on the streets after discovering that his wife of many years couldn’t wait for him.
Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng shared the story of Mensah 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”.