Man sentenced to 35 years in jail turns preacher after his release

Man sentenced to 35 years in jail turns preacher after his release

- Ghanaian ex-convict, Richard Nyarko, has become a preacher after his release from jail

- He was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison in 1994

- Nyarko has turned to Christ and is embarking on the Kingdom assignment of winning souls for Christ

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Ghanaian ex-convict, Richard Nyarko, who was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison has become a preacher following his release from jail.

Nyarko was handed a thirty-five-year jail sentence for a crime he committed in 1994 after his appeal at the High Court was rejected twice.

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Despite the setback, he went on to appeal his sentence the third time, and a judge convinced his colleague judges who presided over Nyarko's case to reduce his sentence by ten years.

Richard Nyarko: Ghanaian man sentenced to 35 years in jail turns preacher after his release
Ghanaian ex-convict, Richard Nyarko, who was sentenced to 35 years in jail turns a preacher after his release. Image: Crime Check
Source: UGC

Richard Nyarko was incarcerated to serve the remaining years for the crime he committed at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison.

After serving his time in jail, Nyarko has finally received his freedom and has become a preacher of the gospel of Christ.

Crime Check shared details of Richard Nyarko's story in a post on social media.

Read the full post below:

"Richard Nyarko was sentenced to 35yrs in prison in 1994. He is the first prisoner I interviewed at Nsawam Medium Security Prison.
"His appeal at the High court was rejected twice. On his third attempt at the Appeals court, one of the judges who had listened to my interview with him was instrumental in convincing the other judges to reduce his sentence by 10yrs based on the advice the Judge said Richard gave to the public in the interview.

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"Richard has been released and is here this morning to say thank you to CCF. He has decided to preach the word of God. Let us all remember him in prayers as he undertakes this noble journey."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a court sent MFM pastor to jail for fraud.

The man identified as Tongo, 35, defrauded one Stanley Dim, after promising him she will help him secure a Chinese visa for a missionary journey.

Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the pastor, Dim said Tongo promised to help him get across to her partner in China and thereafter, he could stay back in the Asian country.

He further revealed that he paid a sum of 300,000 as requested by the pastor, who then promised to get back to him when his documents are ready Tongo however failed to deliver the visa on the day she promised Dim he will get it.

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The travel period also elapsed and she didn't provide an alternative arrangement for Dim's proposed trip.

Victor Duru is a journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2


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