“Kidnapped” Takoradi Woman Wasted Our Resources – Ghana Police Lament
The Ghana Police Service has lamented that the fake kidnapped Takoradi woman wasted their scarce resources indicating that it is likely to prosecute the woman for faking her pregnancy and kidnapping.
This, according to the police, is because she led them on a wild goose chase by feigning her kidnapping.
Acting Director-General in Charge of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, suggested her prosecution could happen soon in an interview on Citi FM in Accra.
“We are looking at the development closely and there is a greater possibility that she might appear before the court because she manufactured all these things with a figment of her own imagination and put the police into business. And we deployed a 40-member search team and even when we located her through public assistance, we took her to the hospital with policemen providing security and where she claimed to have attended antenatal clinics, it turned out to be false. We went in for a second opinion and got a team of doctors to work on her.”
“The police also placed an Assistant Commissioner of Police who is a criminal phycologist at her disposal who travelled from Accra to Takoradi and our Head of Counselling Department also went to Takoradi to assess her and offer assistance. So if you quantify all these things, it is a big investment, but the police will continue to offer good support to our people and offer assistance.”
Josephine Panyin Mensah, the 29-year-old woman who faked her kidnapping and pregnancy later confessed that she was not pregnant has been arrested to that effect.