Crime in Ghana KNUST students to petition president over jailed student

The convict, Kennedy Nana Yaw Abrokwah, who was a third year chemistry student was handed the sentence by the Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, last Thursday to a 10 year prison term in hard labour for robbing a fellow student.

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Nana Yaw Kennedy Abrokwa was handed the sentence by the Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Mary Nsenkyire on Thursday play

Nana Yaw Kennedy Abrokwa was handed the sentence by the Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Mary Nsenkyire on Thursday

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A group of past and continuing students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, are set to petition President John Dramani Mahama and some state actors over the 10 year jail term meted out to one of their own.

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The convict, Kennedy Nana Yaw Abrokwah, who was a third year chemistry student was handed the sentence by the Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, last Thursday to a 10 year prison term in hard labour for robbing a fellow student.

The group in a statement noted that the embattled student, who was overwhelmed with series of challenges ranging from financial constraints, family neglect, despair and depression, might have landed him in the unfortunate act.

They are however pleading and asking for the intervention of the President of the Republic.

“We believe this jail term is a very hard one and pray the President intervenes for him”, the statement read.

According to the group  the 10 year jail term lashed on Kennedy Abrokwah, with the aim of refining him, could adversely affect him psychologically and emotionally rather than recuperating him, hence their decision.

They are therefore praying the President, John Dramani Mahama should consider their humble appeal and grant the level 300 student presidential pardon, as his action though unpardonable was engineered at the back of the series of challenges he was engulfed in.

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Kennedy Abrokwah pleaded guilty at a Kumasi Circuit to one count of robbery and was convicted on his own plea by the court.

Kennedy Nana Yaw Abrokwah has now commenced his 10 year jail term

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