The preliminary investigation by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) has revealed that the kidnapping of a pregnant woman in Takoradi was fake.
It has also emerged that the 29-year-old woman was not pregnant as widely reported.
Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, made these revelations in an interview with Omanhene Yaw Adu Boakye on Kessben FM.
“From their preliminary investigations, NIB suspects that this whole story was fake and that the medical doctor who has even looked at her revealed she wasn’t pregnant. That is the immediate information that we have. The police are still with her,” he said.
The victim, Josephine Panyin Mensah, was said to have taken a morning walk from the Amanoo road to the Paa Grant Roundabout as part of her routine exercise on Thursday, September 16 and did not return.
A search party was convened after her mother received a call from an unknown person who said they could not use her for what they intended.
The suspects also said they had dumped her somewhere; a close relative told JoyNews.