Some three suspects – two females and a male – have been arrested by the Takoradi Divisional Police Command, and are set to be arraigned before court today Monday, in Takoradi in the Western Region.

The suspects, Joana Krah, Susan Awortwe, and Francis Eshun who are aged 29, 27, and 27 respectively, have been arrested they allegedly faking a kidnap incident and demanding a ransom of GHS5,000.

According to the police in a press release chanced on by GhanaVanguard, one of the suspect, Joana Krah “conspired with the other two suspects, Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun, to feign her kidnapping on Friday, October 22, 2021, after which a call was placed to her adopted father in demand for the ransom.

However, Joana, in the following day, Saturday, October 23, 2021, turned herself in to the police and confessed that she jokingly feigned her kidnapping.

According to the police, this was about she got to know that her adopted father had reported the case to the police, and that a search for her was activated.

Further investigations by the police led to the arrest of the other two suspects at their various homes for what the police describes as “their complicity” in the crime.

This incident came exactly a month after a 28-year old lady faked her kidnapping after faking her pregnancy for nine months.

This fake kidnapping incident also took place in Takoradi, the ‘oil city’ of the country.

The lady, Josephine Panyin Mensah later confessed to police that she faked her pregnancy in order to be in the good book of her husband, and also faked her kidnapping in order to make case for disappearance of the supposed baby to be born.

Josephine is currently standing trial and her next appearance date in court is November 11, 2021.


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