My mother and I planned my fake pregnancy – Takoradi Lady

Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons, the Takoradi woman at the centre of the controversial fake pregnancy and kidnapping case has made more confessions to the medical and police officers investigating the matter at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, saying she planned everything with her mother.

Report coming in from starrfm.com.gh indicates that apart from confessing that she was not pregnant, Josephine revealed that she wanted a good treatment from her husband, reason for faking her own kidnapping story.

She further confessed that she was indeed pregnant for four months but lost the pregnancy in the process.

Josephine told the investigating team in a casual conversation that she could not gather courage to inform the husband about the lost pregnancy. It was at this point she allegedly bought silicone belly to fake an intact pregnancy.

Meanwhile according to Josephine, her mother was aware of the plan throughout that period. She told the team that all this while she had given the false impression that she was pregnant to her husband, the people around her and her neighbours .

She explained that she cooked up the fake pregnancy and kidnapping story out fear of losing her marriage with her husband who had given her extra treatment and attention during the four months of her real pregnancy.

When asked by the investigating team whether she never had sex during and after wearing the silicone belly, her response was that she covered her fake pregnancy with a cloth during the said period.

Pressure started mounting on her about when she would deliver the fake pregnancy, it was at that moment she faked the kidnapping story.

The Takoradi divisional Police command has arrested and detained her for the conduct. She was discharged from the Effia-Nkwanta hospital Friday afternoon after her confession.

She is currently being interrogated by the Police together with her husband.

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