Court grants bail: Takoradi woman hit with the sum of GHS 50,000 in alleged ‘fake kidnapping’ case

The Takoradi Habour Circuit Court A in the Western Region has granted bail to Josephine Panyin Mensah, the woman at the centre of the alleged fake kidnapping and pregnancy case.

She has been granted bail of an amount of GHS 50,000 with two sureties after she admitted to bail.

Josephine Panyin Mensah, 27, made her first appearance at the Takoradi Circuit Court on Monday.

Josephine was charged with deceiving public officers and publication of false news to put fear in public.

But presenting their case, the accused person pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The lead counsel of the suspect, Philip Fiifi Buckman, argued that his client has already spent some days in police custody. He, therefore, prayed the court to grant his client bail.

This sent the town into a frenzy, igniting sentiments about her possible whereabouts and safety.

Following her reappearance in Axim on September 21, police investigations pointed to an allegedly deliberate orchestration of the whole incident.

Some three others were arrested for questioning.

Upon further interrogations and medical examination at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, which returned negative, the victim admitted to the crime.

A section of Ghanaians says the turn of events is bizarre and wondered the rationale for it.

Meanwhile, the Head of Police Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori, on Friday, stressed that a thorough investigation is being carried out to attain the suspects’ motives.

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