The 28-year-old Takoradi woman Josephine Panyin Mensah found a few days after reportedly going missing has pleaded with the Police not to prosecute her after confessing she was not pregnant.
She admitted to not being pregnant to Police Psychologist and Health workers at Effia Nkwanta Hospital in the Western Region on Friday, Police sources have said.
Madam Josephine Panyin Mensah broke down in uncontrollable tears seeking forgiveness from her husband Michael Simmons who appears to be innocent and in a state of shock.
She has since been “whisked” to the Takoradi Central Police Station, the sources added.
Earlier official complaints lodged by her husband at the police station on Friday, September 17 indicated that she was heavily pregnant and had been kidnapped.
Panyin was reported missing when she left home for her routine walks at dawn last week and did not return. A frantic search that was launched by the Western Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service proved futile, however, she was found at Axim with no sign of pregnancy or a baby.
Contrary to popular reports that Panyin was pregnant, Western Region Minister Kwabena Otchere Darko Mensah disputed the nine-month pregnancy of 28-year-old Josephine Panyin Mensah.
Mr Darko Mensah confirmed on Kumasi-based Kessben FM on Wednesday, September 22, further claiming that a brief from National Security said Madam Josephine Panyin Mensah was without a baby in her womb at the time she went missing.
A statement from the Ghana Police Service said that Panyin is now being treated as a suspect as they believe she may have conspired with some other people over the possible planned disappearance.
According to the police, records from the European Hospital where Panyin is said to have gone for antenatal checkups suggested that she was not pregnant when she last visited there in October 2020.