Takoradi woman who faked pregnancy, kidnapping pleads not guilty in court



Josephine Panyin Mensah, the one who supposedly faked her pregnancy and abducting in Takoradi in the Western Region has argued not blameworthy in her first court appearance on Monday, 27 September 2021.


Her request comes regardless of cases by the Police that Ms Mensah had admitted to faking her pregnancy and abducting to save her marriage.


She is dealing with two indictments of misleading a public official and distribution of bogus news with expectation to cause dread and frenzy.

The Police charge Ms Mensah told the clinical group at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital and police specialists that she contrived with her mom to counterfeit her pregnancy since she feared losing her significant other after she had a premature delivery while four months pregnant.

The 28-year-elderly person, who is currently being held for erroneously asserting she was hijacked, had prior admitted to the police that she was neither pregnant nor kidnapped.


She admitted that the spouse treated her with a ton of affection and care inside the four months that she was really pregnant before the premature delivery and, in this way, thought that it is hard to break the terrible news to him.

Out of the dread of losing her marriage and the adoration for her significant other, she contrived with her mom to counterfeit her pregnancy to full-term by utilizing silicone gut cushions.


They likewise faked her capturing to conceal the supposed loss of the child.

She told the examiners that she generally concealed her phony paunch whenever she was with her better half.

Ms Mensah purportedly crawled under a rock in Agona Nkwanta as a component of the phony seizing plot yet said she never figured the issue could acquire this conspicuousness.

On Thursday, 23 September 2021, a few neighbors and co-occupants of hers down-poured curses on the Ghana Police Service and the Western Regional Minister for questioning her pregnancy guarantee and blaming her for faking her supposed capturing.

They crowded the roads of Takoradi Columbia in the casualty currently turned-suspect’s area to pour drink and break eggs to hex all cynics.

A portion of her neighbors and co-occupants said they saw her intensely pregnant.

She disappeared on 16 September and was found at Axim a couple of days after the fact without her clear full-term pregnancy.

She asserts she was seized and conveyed while in the care of her criminals.


Both the Western Regional Minister and the police questioned the story.

The police, in an assertion, declared the capture of three people suspected to have contrived with the lost-yet discovered lady over her vanishing and claimed pregnancy.

The police noticed that for various years, the territorial order has recorded a few bogus abducting cases in which individuals planned to make “self-hijacking” episodes to bring in cash out of payoffs.

The police additionally noticed that clinical specialists have reasoned that Mrs Mensah was rarely pregnant.

As indicated by the law implementation organization, Mrs Mensah, during her cross examination, referenced the European Hospital in Takoradi as the emergency clinic for her antenatal audits and appraisal however clinical records at the office recommend that she visited the emergency clinic without pregnancy some place in October last year.

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