General News of Tue, 16 Oct 201866
62-year-old prisoner whose bills were paid for by Christian Atsu dies
Black Stars player, Christian Atsu has been embarking on some major philanthropic works in recent weeks, with the winger’s latest kind gesture being extended to a 62-year-old woman.
Atsu has been in the news in recent times after he offered to help some unfortunate offenders serving jail terms as a result of their inability to pay their fines.
The Newcastle United attacker was on hand to pay for some prisoners who are in jail for not being able to pay fines as little as GHc200.
His latest kind gesture was extended to a 62-year-old woman, identified as Mama Theresa, who was serving a 10-year jail term.
The old lady had been arrested for possessing marijuana, but was in serious condition following the deterioration of her health jail.
The old woman, therefore, needed immediate access to healthcare but the prison system was unable to raise funds for the emergency surgery.
However, Atsu stepped in and offered to pay for the full cost of her surgery and recuperation after hearing of her predicaments.
Unfortunately, though, the old lady passed on while she was being operated upon by doctors.
This comes after the Black Stars winger also saved a mother and her two daughters from going to jail for taking some leftover corn estimated at GH¢10 which did not belong to them.
The three were set serve a three-month sentence for “stealing” the corn until Atsu donated GH¢1000 for their release.