Crime Check TV GH has revealed on its official facebook page that a 14 year old boy orphan who was convicted is actually not 18 years old as was captured by the police officer in charge of the case who allegedly inflated the boy’s age to 18 years.
Below are the full facts as published by the Crime Check TV GH.
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!
One commenter argued and advised that hat. The wrong should be corrected as early as possible.
He should have even been sent to a remand home or a Senior Correctional Centre as you said for his reformation.
Let’s endeavour to draw the attention of the various appropriate authorities (that Muncipal or District Social Welfare Officer, the Police and the Department of Children) to actualise the right thing.
Even considering the reality of the situation and the immaturity of this child, the case should have been referred to the Child Panel established under the Children’s Act of 1998 (Act 560) for the appropriate measures to be put in place. Let’s draw the attention of the authorities.
Source: Crime Check TV GH