The trending woman of the moment, and for controversial reasons, Josephine Panyin Mensah who was allegedly kidnapped last week and suddenly reappeared this week has shockingly confessed to the Police.
A short statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Ghana Police Service stated, “The suspect, Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, has confessed to the Police during further investigations and stated that neither was she pregnant nor ever being kidnapped. The public will be updated with further details.”
She went viral last week when it emerged that a nine-month pregnant woman was kidnapped at Takoradi in the Western Region. Police began investigations into her disappearance until she later reappeared at Tolanu, a suburb of Axim this week but without the pregnancy.
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah announced that the woman was never pregnant and that it was confirmed after doctors examination of the woman and also checks on her past records. Her husband and family disagreed and many cursed everyone who doubted their claim of pregnancy.
A statement was later released by the Police also confirming the Minister’s story and also revealing that the woman has been taken in as a suspect for allegedly masterminding her own disappearance. Three persons were later arrested in connection with that and two of them are said to be the husband, Micheal Simmons and Josephine Panyin Mensah’s mother.
This latest piece of revelation could prove decisive as many Ghanaians are now believing the story of the Police. The family has not been able to provide Josephine’s antenatal card claiming she took it along for jogging on the day she was kidnapped.
See the Polie statement and some social media reactions below.