Tears for man jailed 8 years as 'Good Samaritan' pays court fine for his release

Tears for man jailed 8 years as 'Good Samaritan' pays court fine for his release

- A watchman named Charles Ayisala has been released from prison after serving four years in prison

- He was sentenced by a judge who gave him the option of either paying a fine of GHC9,200 or serving an 8-year jail term

- The 46-year-old father of five has been released after a Good Samaritan paid his court fine

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A watchman named Charles Ayisala, who has been incarcerated to serve a prison term of eight-years after inflicting harm on the eye of an intruder, has finally been released.

Charles Ayisala, 46, who is married with children, has served four years of the 8-year jail sentence.

The father of five was saved from serving the remaining four years of his original jail term after a Good Samaritan, Ali Ibrahim, paid his court fine.

In a post on Facebook, Crime Check disclosed that before his arrest, Charles Ayisala claimed he found the intruder who sneaked into one of the rooms and later defecated on the floor.

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Ayisala alleged that the intruder took offense when he [Ayisala] approached to find out why he discharged faeces on the floor, and an altercation ensued.

Poor watchman jailed 8 years released as Good Samaritan pays his court fine
Charles Ayisala, a watchman who was sentenced to eight years in prison, recounts his plight as a Good Samaritan pays his court fine to have him released. Image: @Crabbitamedia
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Detailing the incident, Ayisala disclosed that the intruder, who was heavily built, held his throat and nearly strangled him to death.

Ayisala said he struck a shot with a catapult to save himself but it inadvertently hit the man's eye.

He was later arrested and taken to court for prosecution but he couldn't afford to hire the services of a lawyer.

The judge who presided over the case gave Ayisala the option of either paying a fine of GHC6,200 to the state and GHC300 to the intruder or serving eight-years in prison.

The financially incapacitated watchman, who was earning just GHC150 at the time couldn't pay to save his life from jail, and his boss, who he had served over the years did not settle the fine for him either.

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After serving four years in jail, Good Samaritan Ali Ibrahim has shown great kindness by paying the court fine to have him released.

Read the full account below.

Legit.ng earlier reported how a young woman, Seluleko Qwabe, was blessed by South Africans after she called for assistance.

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Qwabe had detailed how she might be financially excluded from continuing her medicine studies at Wits because of the money they owe the higher education institution.

She was able to raise raised R18,400 (N409,096.58) in a short while.

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