The Ghana Police Service has arrested three other persons for alleged conspiracy in the purported kidnapping of a 28-year-old woman in Western Regional capital, Takoradi.
Preliminary investigations by the BNI, Police and medical doctors have proved that the woman, Josephine Panyin Mensah was never pregnant in the period under review as has been rumored.
In view of the findings of the investigations, the police in a statement on Thursday morning disclosed that the victim is now a suspect and measures have been undertaken to ensure her safety as the security service continues to investigate the matter.
In addition, three other persons have also been picked up by the police for interrogation about the suspected conspiracy in the kidnapping case.
“Three persons have so far been arrested for further questioning on possible conspiracy charges,” portions of the police statement read.
The statement signed by the Director-General of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, ACP Kwesi Ofori, also expressed concern over a seeming surge in “self-kidnapping” in the Western Region in recent times.
Many of these, the statement said, were executed to “make money put of ransoms.”
“A team with support from the National Headquarters has been put together to quell this emerging crime in the Western region,” the September 23 press release stated.
The Police further assured that public of its continued investigation to bring closure to the matter while ensuring the safety of Josephine Mensah.