Takoradi “Missing Pregnant Woman” confesses, says she wasn’t pregnant neither was she kidnapped – Police
The Ghana Police Service has issued a statement stating that Josephine Panyin Mensah, the ‘Missing Pregnant Woman’ in the middle of the Takoradi kidnap saga has confessed to the Police during investigations that she wasn’t pregnant neither was she ‘ever kidnapped’.
The suspect, Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, has confessed to the Police during further investigations and stated that neither was she pregnant nor ever being kidnapped.”, the statement from the police service read.
Josephine went missing on Thursday, 16 September 2021 and was later found on Tuesday, 21 September around Axim where she was taken to the Axim Government Hospital for treatment.
She said in writing that she was kidnapped and delivered on the day she went missing.
Her husband, Mr. Michael Simons said Josephine had been living with her mother since she was expecting a child.
As part of her daily physicals, she went on a routine morning walk from the Amanoo road to the Paa Grant Roundabout area but did not return home on that fateful day.
After her mother reported the case to the husband, a search team was formed and combed the major health facilities in the area suspecting she may have gone into labour and was rushed to one of the health posts but to no avail.
In the course of the day, the husband told local media that some strangers called his mother-in-law demanding a ransom so they release the heavily pregnant wife.
But speaking on Kessben TV’s morning show on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah said the claims by the lady that she was pregnant and kidnapped are false. This, he said, was discovered after preliminary investigations by the police.
“According to the police, they suspect that the story was fake per their preliminary investigations”, he said.
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