A 62-year-old woman, Mary Akweley Coffie wants to return to Ghana as her son, Zaid who invited her to Brazil has subjected her to maltreatment.
Madam Coffie had to find a way of reaching the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation (CCF), Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng to ask for support to retrieve her passport from her son who has seized it.
She said when she decided to return to Ghana due to the ill-treatment, her son refused to release her documents to her and when she insisted on taking it, Zaid told other tenants in the house they lived in that she has lost her senses.
“My son reported me to the Brazilian authorities that I had gone mad so they sent me to Asylum. For three months now, my son has not visited me. He does not care about me. The Brazilian authorities gave me some injections meant for mentally challenged persons because of what my son told them. I only want to return to Ghana,” she said.
Madam Coffie said life has become difficult for her, as the ‘kenkey’ she sells in the South American country is not yielding much profit. She is appealing to Ghanaians to help her retrieve her traveling documents from her son so that she can return to Ghana.
“My son said he will never give me my documents and if I bring anybody he will convince the person that I am mentally unstable. He has turned me into a slave so I am pleading with you to help me,” she appealed.
Mr. Kwarteng entreated Zaid to hand her mother’s documents to her and admonished him to treat her well as he is attracting curses upon himself for maltreating her.
He appealed to Ghanaians living in Brazil who are touched to help Madam Coffie to contact CCF on 0242074276 for further details.
The Foundation appeals to anyone who wishes to support the stranded woman to also contact the organization through the above telephone number.