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Desist from faking kidnapping to avoid imprisonment – Police to public

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Social News Desist from faking kidnapping to avoid imprisonment – Police to public
OCT 26, 2021 LISTEN

The Ghana Police Service has advised the general public to desist from faking kidnaping to avoid imprisonment.

The Takoradi Habour Circuit Court A has today sentenced the lady who joked with her kidnapping to demand ransom from her adopted father has been sentenced to six years in prison with hard labour.

The convict, identified as Joana Krah was in Court today after she gave herself up on Saturday, October 23, after two of her accomplices Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun had been arrested.

In an explanation to the police, she said she only jokingly feigned her kidnapping on Friday, October 22.

Arraigned before court today, Joana Krah has pleaded guilty to two counts; deceiving a public officer and the publication of false news with intent to cause fear and panic.

Subsequently, the Court presided over by His Honor Michael Kudjo Ampadu sentenced the accused to six years imprisonment with hard labour for deceiving a public officer and two years imprisonment for publication of false news.

However, in a show of mercy for her remorse and the fact that she has a three-year-old daughter, Joan Krah has been asked to serve only six years in prison.

Her adopted father who he demanded a GHS5,000 ransom from after faking the kidnapping, Evangelist Francis Nyambo has been given custody of the three-year-old child.

In a statement from the Ghana Police Service, it has advised that the public takes lessons from Joana Krah's issue.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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