The Ghana Police Service has confirmed that the alleged kidnapped Takoradi woman who has reappeared was never pregnant as it was rumored.
This information from the police confirms the earlier claim made by the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko that preliminary investigations made available to him by the BNI suggest the whole kidnapping case was a hoax adding that the woman was never pregnant after medical examination.
According to a statement issued by the police on Thursday, September 23, 2021, a thorough medical examination by the medical doctors at the Axim Government Hospital revealed that the missing woman “was never pregnant within the period under review.”
“The police is heavily relying on medical experts who have examined her. Their findings are that Josephine Panyin Mensah was never pregnant within the period under review following thorough medical examination by the medical doctors at the Axim Government Hospital,” portions of the police statement read.
In addition, medical records at the Takoradi Hospital where she claimed to have gone for antenatal care also showed that she visited the facility without pregnancy in October last year.
The statement signed by ACP Kwesi Ofori assured the public that the police service has adequate measures in place to ensure that Josephine Panyin Mensah is safe as they continue with investigations.
The police conclusion comes after a similar assertion by the Western Regional Minister sparked controversy. The Ghana Police Service said over 40 police officers were assigned to track the whereabouts of the victim, and the family were given regular updates on police operations regarding this issue.