Akolobila was arrested and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for possessing narcotic which became his only choice of survival due to old age.
His release was campaigned for by an NGO after serving just little time owing to his 10 years in jail at Kumasi Central Prison.
Before the bad fate, Akolobila was a caretaker of a huge farm that provides him enough to fend for himself, but he was laid off due to old age which was hindering from achieving his maximum in the caretaking job.
Obviously, Akolobila will not be employed anywhere at that age, so he became a ‘street man’ feeding from the alms of people and one ‘good Samaritan’ who always give him money to food.
However, the ‘good Samaritan ‘ went ‘ battery low’ on kindness as he demanded Akolobila to sell ‘ wee’ to feed himself.
Unfortunately, he was arrested on the first day on duty ( operation). And handed 10 years in jail.
Akolobila who now sits in wheelchair was saved by the early intervention of Crime Check Foundation, an NGO that fought for him .
Their official release statement via Facebook;
OUR COUNTRY’S LAWS ON NARCOTICS NEED TO CHANGE. WHAT IS THE SENSE IN KEEPING A 100 YR OLD WEAK AND SICK PRISONER IN JAIL? THANK GOD OUR ADVOCACY HAS LED TO HIS RELEASE,” Crime Check Foundation wrote on Facebook.