Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, the alleged ‘pregnant’ and ‘kidnapped’ girl remains to be within the Takoradi Central Police cells, within the Western Area, as a result of she couldn’t fulfill her bail situations.
A Takoradi Circuit Court docket, presided over by Justice Michael Cudjoe Ampadu, on Monday, granted JosephineGH¢50, 000 bail with two sureties, one to be justified.
She is anticipated to reappear in court docket on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Josephine pleaded not responsible to prices of deceit of public officer and publication of false information supposed to trigger worry and panic.
The accused, was represented by 5 attorneys on ‘professional bono’ service, with Mr Buckman, because the lead counsel.
The defence counsel prayed the court docket to grant accused bail and argued that Josephine’s detention was an affront on her rights.
Mr Buckman mentioned:”You can not proceed to detain her with out recourse to the legislation and due course of…we don’t even know the circumstances beneath which she spoke or made the confession.
“No one is aware of the reality…we’ll prefer to entry her for proof…we can’t be carried by sentiment, however, observe the legislation.”
Responding, Superintendent (Sup) Emmanuel Basintele, instructed the court docket that accused didn’t make the confessions beneath duress.
The court docket heard that Josephine made confessions to medical personnel within the presence of her mom, on the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, the place she was present process therapy.
Sup Basintele, who can be Head of Authorized Affairs of the Police,mentioned Josephine was knowledgeable of her constitutional rights to have a counsel.
Prosecution mentioned police investigations urged that the quantity utilized by the supposed kidnappers have been registered within the identify of accused.
Sup Basintele disclosed that accused visited the Takoradi Hospital on September 11, 2020, with complaints of decrease belly pains, which was handled, and that, subsequent visits confirmed no information of antenatal care.
After listening to the arguments, the court docket granted bail to accused to allow her relaxation and recuperate from trauma.
The court docket requested Josephine’s attorneys to assist in the correct preparation of their consumer in order that she will reappear in court docket.
Josephine, who allegedly went lacking in Takoradi, has been arrested and detained for additional investigations.
In accordance with police, Josephine, after grilling, confessed that her being pregnant and kidnap story was a hoax.
Josephine’s mom, Agnes Essel, and her husband, Michael Simons, a cell phone operator, who have been earlier apprehended for conspiracy, have been granted bail, as a result of they weren’t conscious of Josephine’s alleged faking of being pregnant.
“The suspect, Josephine, has confessed to the police throughout additional investigations that she was neither pregnant nor kidnapped,” police supply mentioned, and guaranteed that the general public could be up to date on the case.
This was after a second medical examination on the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, the place a group of specialist obstetric gynaecologists, discounted her declare of being pregnant and handed her over to the police for interrogation.
From Clement AdzeiBoye, Takoradi