- Abdullah Mohammed, a young man in Ghana, has revealed he spent 11 years in prison for a minor crime he did not even commit
- According to him, he was only besieged one evening by some men who said, "He is one of them," and simply started beating him
- Abdullah was then sent to the police station and subsequently sentenced to 25 years in prison but spent 11 years behind bars
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A young in Ghanaian named Abdullah Mohammed has narrated how he was sentenced to 25 years in prison but ended up spending 11 years behind bars over a crime he did not commit.
In an interview with SV TV sighted by Briefly.co.za, Adbullah indicated that the unfortunate ordeal befell him on June 3, 2009.
Abdullah recounts that he was only 15 years old at the time and he was walking with a young girl who was his age mate around eight o'clock in the evening when he was besieged by a group of men.
After besieging him, the men said, "He is one of them" and beat him mercilessly until the 15-year-old was extremely weak and then sent him to the Zongo Police Station, where he was convicted.
According to him, it took about five days for the CID in charge to come and question him, and even then, he was beaten to confess his crime but he had no idea what he was even supposed to confess.
Following that moment, the gentleman, who was only living with his blind grandmother, was sent to court and jailed, although the judge admitted that he did not have a strong basis to imprison him.
Abdullah Mohammed was sentenced to 25 years in prison but released on parole after 11 years of being in jail.
Briefly.co.za also reported, Ace Magashule and his lawyer say they have no idea whether or not a warrant of arrest against the politician has been granted after rumours of a Hawks clampdown circulated on Tuesday. Victor Nkhwashu, the ANC secretary-general's lawyer, explained that they had not been informed of an impending arrest:
"We have not been informed about a warrant of arrest issued against our client. Save for the news article that is circulating in the media."
Nkhwashu is said to have reached out to both the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority for more information, while the Hawks have denied any issuing of a warrant against Magashule, reports News24.
Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi has dubbed the information as fake, commenting that perhaps there is 'another Hawks we are not aware of'. Magashule has been in the spotlight over links to questionable deals in the Free State province from his time as Premier.
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