Officer Lucas as he was known in his neighborhood is a well-known policeman. He borrowed a sum of Five Thousand Ghana Cedis from a colleague tenant after he had exhausted all opportunities from taking a loan from the bank.
According to the policeman, he went to the village to attend to his cocoa farm at Krachi-Nkwanta in the Oti Region but the woman who he had borrowed the money from, thought he had absconded so she reported him to the police.
“We agreed that I will pay Five Hundred Ghana Cedis every month but when I went away to the village to dry my cocoa beans she thought I had escaped. She called me and told me to come back home if not she will cause my arrest because I had forfeited the payment of the money for a month. While explaining the reasons for the delay she hanged up the call and gave my number to a police CID.” He narrated.
Lucas said he had to return home because of the pressure the lady was mounting on him. He said when he got home policemen had surrounded his house at dawn to arrest him.
“Immediately I arrived at 4am, policemen had already taken positions in my house waiting to arrest me. I did not even drop my bag when the police handcuffed me. I did not go home again.” He said.
He said though he admitted he was guilty, his statement which was read during his trial was forged by the prosecuting officers but he was not given a hearing when he demanded to explain. The judge sentenced him to seven years imprisonment.
Lucas who was stationed at the Bekwai District command said he sold all he owned to enable him take care of his wife and four children. He said he wept when he entered the gates of the Kumasi Central Prison where he is currently serving his sentence.