Takoradi: Police arrest three for faking a kidnap, demanding a GH₵ 5,000 ransom

The Takoradi Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service has arrested three persons for faking a kidnapping incident and demanding a ransom of GH₵ 5,000.



The three suspects, Joana Krah, 29, Susana Awortwe, 27 and Francis Eshun, 27 allegedly faked the kidnap of Joana and demanded a ransom of Five-Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 5,000.00) from her adopted father.

Per a statement released today October, 25, 2021 by the Police Service and signed by the Acting Director General of Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori, “suspect Joana Krah conspired with the other two suspects, Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun, to feign her kidnapping on Friday, October 22, 2021, after which a call was placed to her adopted father in demand for the ransom”.

However, luck eluded them when Joana’s adopted father made a report to the police who then mounted an extensive search for her.

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“When Joana became aware that her adopted father had reported to the Police and an extensive search had commenced to find her, she showed up at the Takoradi Central Police Station, Saturday, October 23, to confess of only joking with her adopted father that she was kidnapped.”

Further investigation by the Police led to the arrest of suspects Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun.

“The suspects will be processed for court today, Monday, October 25”.

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The Service is, therefore “advising the public to desist from the act of faking kidnapping for monetary gains since it is a criminal act”. It says perpetrators of such “acts will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the state”.

This is the second time in less than three months that an arrest has been made in Takoradi over fake kidnap. 28 years old Josephine Panyin Mensah is currently in court for allegedly faking a kidnapping incident.

Below is the statement from the Police:





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