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25.09.2021 Headlines

Takoradi woman detained after allegedly confessing to faking pregnancy and kidnap

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Takoradi woman detained after allegedly confessing to faking pregnancy and kidnap
LISTEN SEP 25, 2021

The Police in Takoradi in the Western Region have officially arrested Josephine Panyin Mensah, the woman at the centre of the kidnapping conspiracy.

The 28-year-old woman on Friday, September 24, 2021, finally confessed to the investigators of the Ghana Police Service that she was neither pregnant nor was she kidnapped during the period she disappeared as earlier reported by her family.

With the confession not only shocking her family but Ghanaians who have been following the story as well, the Police in Takoradi has arrested her.

Modernghana News can now report that Josephine Panyin Mensah has been detained at the Takoradi Central police cells as investigations continue into the matter.

What we know:

Since last Tuesday the spotlight in the news has been on the family of Josephine Panyin Mensah after she was found by a carpenter in a bush after disappearing for several days.

Shockingly, the woman who is confirmed by her family to have disappeared with a nine month old pregnancy returned with no baby bump and without a baby as well.

Subsequently, the Ghana Police Service after its preliminary investigations announced to the general public that medical experts had confirmed the woman was not pregnant as claimed.

Later in the midst of insult and backlash from the family and neighbours of the woman, the Police transferred her to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital for another check for confirmation on her pregnancy.

There it was also confirmed that there was no sign of pregnancy. It was after this that the police proceeded to arrest Josephine Panyin Mensah on Thursday evening.

Her husband, other family members, as well as neighbours are shocked and finding it difficult to comprehend what they have learned.

Reports indicate that the suspect who is now in the custody of police could be arraigned before court next week.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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