Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, who allegedly went lacking in Takoradi, within the Western Area, has been arrested and detained on the Takoradi Central Police cells, for additional investigations.
Josephine, after grilling, in response to the police, 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 had been earlier apprehended for conspiracy, have been granted bail, as a result of they weren’t conscious Josephine was allegedly faking the being pregnant.
“The suspect, Josephine, has confessed to the police throughout additional investigations that she was neither pregnant nor kidnapped,” police supply mentioned, and warranted that the general public can be up to date on the case.
Sources indicated that Josephine lastly confessed she faked each the kidnapping and the being pregnant.
This was after a second medical examination on the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, the place a crew of specialist obstetrics gynaecologists, discounted her declare of being pregnant and handed her over to the police for interrogation.
Josephine pleaded with the police to not prosecute her and that she didn’t know the husband would report her faux kidnapping to the police, in response to police supply.
Josephine, Ghanaian Occasions learnt, has requested for her husband’s forgiveness.
Police investigations, Ghanaian Occasions gathered, established that the SIM-card quantity that was used to name Josephine’s mom to demand a ransom after the alleged kidnap was reported to the police, was registered earlier this month within the identify of Josephine Panyin Mensah.
The police traced the quantity to a location at Agona-Nkwanta, the place a crew of detectives had been dispatched to get the suspect, however, Josephine had sneaked out till, she reappeared at Tolanu, at Axim within the Nzema East Municipality, on Tuesday, September 21.
The police supply defined, that Josephine, who was admitted on the Axim Hospital for remedy, instructed medical doctors that her abductors had taken her child away.
However, medical doctors, after preliminary examinations, concluded that Josephine was not pregnant, and this was additionally confirmed by authorities of the European Hospital, who claimed that Josephine didn’t attend any antenatal clinic as shopper.
In keeping with police her hospital information, confirmed that, October, 2020, was the final time she visited the hospital, and her go to had nothing to do with being pregnant.
Nevertheless, Josephine and her quick household disputed the report that she faked the being pregnant and a few members of the Colombia group in Takoradi, invoked curses on authorities and the police
It will be recalled that, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, Josephine was reported lacking at a time when she was mentioned to be nine-months pregnant.
Some residents, who initially sympathised with Josephine, have expressed their disappointment on the twist and turns of the case.
On Friday afternoon, scores of sympathisers and journalists,waited on the Takoradi Central Police station to obtain info on the case, and within the night Josephine was mentioned to have confessed faking the being pregnant and kidnapping story.
“She used to go to our ‘waakye’ base to fetch embers of fireplace and typically, we take it to her house, close to Colombia.All people was involved about her state of well being, and in the present day, take a look at what has occurred,” a girl recalled.
Abbas, a taxi driver, commented “This girl has frightened everyone in Colombia and Takoradi, creating insecurity. Even the insults on authorities have been unhealthy.”
FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, TAKORAD