“I wanted my husband to treat me good so I faked my pregnancy with my mother” – Josephine Panyin Mensah tells it all

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Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons, the Takoradi woman at the centre of the controversial pregnancy and kidnapping case, has made additional confessions to the team of medical and investigation officers at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, claiming she plotted the plot with her mother.

Aside from admitting that she was not pregnant, the victim also revealed that she faked the pregnancy and her kidnapping so that her husband would treat her better.

Josephine Panyin Mensah is on record as telling the investigating team that she became pregnant for four months but lost the pregnancy.

In a casual conversation with the investigating team, she stated that it was difficult for her to inform her husband (Michael) that the pregnancy had ended. At this point, she allegedly purchased a silicone belly to demonstrate that the miscarried pregnancy was still viable.

The mother, on the other hand, was aware of the plan at all times. She told the team that she had been giving her husband, the people around her, and her neighbours the false impression that she was pregnant all along.

Josephine went on to say that she was afraid of losing her marriage because her husband lavished her with extra care and attention during the four months of her actual pregnancy.

When the investigating team asked if she never had sex while wearing the silicone belly, she replied that she covered her fake pregnancy with a cloth during that time.

She staged the kidnapping after nine months of her phoney pregnancy when pressure mounted on her about when she would give birth.

She is said to have gone into hiding at Agona Nkwanta, unaware that her phoney kidnapping would garner much national attention.

For her actions, the Takoradi Divisional Police Command arrested and detained her.

She was released from Effia-Nkwanta Hospital on Friday afternoon after admitting to a team of medical and investigating officers that she lied about her kidnapping and pregnancy.

She and her husband are currently being questioned by police.

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