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Takoradi: “Kidnapped Pregnant Victim” Now A ‘Suspect’

The Ghana Police Service is of the view that Mrs. Josephine Panyin Mensah, the “pregnant woman” who went missing for almost six days in Takoradi, capital of the Western Region, faked it all for money.
Confirming her reappearance in a communiqué, the police noted that checks at the European Hospital where Mrs. Panyin Mensah said she visited for antenatal reviews and assessments “suggest that the lady visited without pregnancy somewhere in October last year.”
Additionally, the police said thorough examination by medical experts at the Axim Government Hospital indicated that she was never pregnant.
The police believe she might have conspired with others to create a “self-kidnapping” incident to raise money out of the ransom, and have on that note, labeled her as a suspect.
Three persons have also been arrested in connection with the ‘conspiracy’.
The Administrator of the European Hospital, Rev. Osei Boateng in an interview on Eyewitness News noted that records showed the ‘victim’, now ‘suspect’ visited the hospital at least twice, per their record.
29-year-old Josephine Panyin Mensah was reported to have gone ‘missing’ on Thursday, September 16, 2021, when she went on her usual dawn walk and never returned home.
The report said the Takoradi resident was 9 months pregnant at the time of her departure that dawn.
She however surfaced at Axim on September 21, 2021, without her belly or her baby and has been admitted at the Axim Government hospital where she is responding to treatment.
Mr. Michael Simmons, husband of the ‘victim’ insists his wife was pregnant.
Source: Fuseini

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