Alleged Takoradi kidnapped woman granted bail of Ghc 50,000


Josephine Panyin Mensah, the woman at the centre of the alleged fake kidnapping and pregnancy case, has been granted bail of Ghc50,000.

The 28- year- old pleaded not guilty in court today though the Police say she confessed last week to faking her pregnancy and kidnapping

She has been granted a Ghc50,000 bail with two sureties by The Takoradi Habour Circuit Court.

Josephine  is now facing two charges, for deceiving a public officer and publication of false news with the intent to cause fear and panic

Case adjourned to Thursday, October 14.


The controversial story has for the past week dominated media discussions. News about her alleged disappearance went viral about two weeks ago.

When she was found in Axim, several miles away from Takoradi where she supposedly disappeared, she was mute, unkempt, and without any sign of the said pregnancy.

Claims that she delivered on the same day she was allegedly kidnapped with the baby taken by her supposed kidnappers have been put under scrutiny with the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah stating on Wednesday, September 22 that the said pregnancy was fake.

The police administration in a subsequent statement confirmed the minister’s claim.

Further, tests conducted on her at a different facility also confirmed that she was never pregnant, according to the police.

The police have interrogated a number of people in connection with her case.




Lawrence Odoom

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