PHOTOS: Police Officer gives GHC 5,000 to student nurse who stole to pay her fees


A Police officer has donated an amount of GHC 5,000 to a 25-year-old student nurse who was dismissed from training school for stealing money to pay her school fees.

Alice Bonye who was a second year student of the Tamale Nursing Training College was dismissed after she was jailed six months by a court of competent jurisdiction for stealing an amount of GHC 1,200 to pay her fees.

According to facts available to, Miss Bonye told the courts that she stole the money to settle her fees because her parents could not afford to settle her fees due to their meagre income.

She reportedly told Non-Profit, Crime Check Foundation that “My dad is a security man and my mum sell locally made coconut oil which does not bring enough money home to take care of all of us”.

She further narrated that her father had to borrow in order to enroll her in the school but the money could only see her through first year.

After the first year, she could no longer afford life on campus as she had no money to pay for handouts and other relevant materials.

The hardship forced her to go back to Tema General Hospital where she had her clinicals to steal from the handbag of a nurse to go and settle her fees.

Though she escaped and managed to go and settle her fees, she was arrested and prosecuted six months after she returned to the hospital.

After serving her her six month jail term, she returned to school only to be told that she had been dismissed for tarnishing the image of the school.

Miss Bonye later told Crime Check Ghana in an interview that she was ready to go back to school as according to her, the sight of her school uniform always made her crime.

And her cry has been heard as a senior police officer who wants to remain anonymous has come to her aid by offering her an amount of GHC 5,000 so she could enroll in a private nursing school.

She was full of praise for the senior Police Officer after the money was given her by the CEO of Crime Check Ghana, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng.

Source: Ghana | | KWAKU NTI


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