Charles Ayisala, a watchman is serving an 8year prison sentence for using a catapult to cause harm to an intruder.
The educated intruder sneaked into one of the rooms Ayisala was keeping watch over and sh*t on the floor.
When Ayisala approached the man to find out why he did that, a fight ensued.
According to the watchman, the heavily built intruder held his throat and nearly strangled him to death.
Fearing for his life, he struck a shot with the catapult which unfortunately hit the intruder’s eye.
The uneducated Ayisala who earns GH¢150 a month on his job, could not hire the services of a lawyer when he was dragged to court.
He was asked to pay six thousand two hundred cedis (GH¢6200) to the state, and three thousand cedis (GH¢3000) to the intruder or in default, serve 8 years in prison.
He couldn’t pay. And his boss whom he had served diligently over the years did not pay for him either.
Amidst tears from Ayisala, his wife, and five kids, the forty six year old watchman had to face the world alone at his new destination in prison.
After serving four years in jail, a good samaritan by name Ali Ibrahim gave us money to pay Ayisala’s fine.
He could not but weep when I broke the news to him.
Mr. Ali Ibrahim, may the Almighty Allah richly bless you. May you never lack.
Let’s help bring out more Ayisalas from prison. They don’t deserve to be in jail.