According to 3news.com, Josephine Mensah, a 28-year-old Takoradi woman who was discovered a few days after purportedly going missing, has pleaded with police not to punish her after confessing she was not pregnant.
Police sources have confirmed that she admitted to not being pregnant when speaking with Police psychologists and health personnel at Effia Nkwanta Hospital in the Western Region on Friday.
According to the sources, she was “whisked” to the Takoradi Central Police Station when she was apprehended.
Official complaints filed by her husband at the police station on Friday, September 17 stated that she was extremely pregnant and had been kidnapped, according to the police reports.
However, when she was discovered in Tolanu, a neighborhood of Axim, exactly five days later, she was determined to be completely devoid of her alleged nine-month pregnancy.
Because of this, people in the Western Region became more concerned about the morality of her accused kidnappers.
The incident took a dramatic turn when the police administration refuted accusations that a GH3,000 ransom had been paid to the supposed kidnappers, further escalating the situation.
An aide to the Western Regional Minister, Justice Acquah, had previously stated that the minister had given the police a sum of 3,000 cedis in order to expedite the release of the lady in question.
“At the time of the payment, the mother was working with the police to track down the woman’s exact location.” The Minister offered the money to the police so that they could give it to the kidnappers because he wanted to get to the bottom of what was going on in the case. It was a sum of GHS 3,000 that was transferred to the police department through the Regional Commander. However, the kidnappers initially sought GHS 500, which they then increased to GHS 1,000, according to the victim in an interview with the media.
The police administration, on the other hand, claims to be unaware of any such payments.
Nothing of the type was brought before the police in Accra, and we dissociate ourselves from it.” ACP Kwesi Ofori, Director-General, Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, stated that the police administration “distances itself from such matters.”
The Minister’s aide, on the other hand, stands by his remarks. The money, he claims, was delivered to the police in order to pay a ransom.
He appeared on TV3’s Midday Live and spoke with Komla Adom.