Many people are languishing in police cells or facing jail term for so many years because of their inability to meet their bail condition. Some are even innocent but they are unable to afford a lawyer that has land so many people in prison suffering of crime they have no hands in it. This becomes the vital role played by the legal aid program by the state.
The Legal Aid Scheme (LAS) was established to provide assistance to vulnerable people and ensure all citizens have equal access and treatment in the law. But it seems most Ghanaians has no access to a lawyer when seeking for justice.
Meanwhile, a poor girl is still in the Police custody because she couldn't fulfill her bail conditions whereby she has not been pronounced guilty. She has been accused with stealing and asked to deposit a house document of her bail terms.
Netizens has reacted massively and considered it as too harsh for a poor househelp going to meet such bail term. This information was revealed after the "Crime Check Foundation" took to their Facebook page, when interviewing the husband of the detainee.
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