Takoradi woman confesses she faked pregnancy and kidnapping case

Josephine Panyin Mensah, the woman at the centre of alleged kidnapping and pregnancy case, has confessed that she was neither pregnant nor kidnapped.

This was revealed in a brief statement released by the Ghana Police Service on Friday, September 24, 2021.

“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 public will be updated with further details,” police added in the statement.

She has been in the news since last Thursday, after the media reported that she had been kidnapped during a routine dawn walk.

A week later, she resurfaced at Axim in the Western Region without her alleged pregnancy or newborn baby.

The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah later claimed Josephine was not pregnant as reported, a claim that was subsequently confirmed by the Ghana Police Service.

Police conducted two separate medical tests on Josephine at different hospitals, with both reports proving that she was never pregnant.

Josephine’s relatives and neighbours however disagreed with the report of the Ghana Police Service.

The police are said to be preparing to send suspects to court to face prosecution latest by Tuesday September 28th.

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