The case surrounding the alleged kidnapping of Josephine Payin Mensah keeps getting more confusing as a lot of conspiracy theories are popping up.
In a latest information available to ghbase.com, the Aide to Western Region Minister Justice Acquah has revealed that Kwabena Otchere Darko Mensah, in his bid to get to the bottom of the unfolding case of ‘Kidnapped but found pregnant’ 28-year-old resident of Takoradi Josephine Panyin Mensah, paid GH¢3,000 to the alleged kidnappers.
In an interview on Takoradi-based Skyypowerfm, Mr. Acquah explained that despite the fact that the kidnappers demanded for GH¢500 and later increased it to GH¢1,000, the regional minister out of the goodness of his heart decided to pay 3000 cedis.
He furthered that the money was handed to the police to be used to lure the kidnappers out of their hiding spot.
“While she was kidnapped, the police tapped the phone. She will switch the phone on and speak to the mother and switch it off back.”
Justice Acquah also added that Josephine gave two contradictory statements to the police after she was handed over to them.
“She had earlier said that there was a midwife with the kidnappers who helped her deliver smoothly. Another statement she made was that the kidnappers struggled with her and in the process, she lost the baby.”
The Western Region Minister has come under a barrage of criticism after he had said in an interview that Josephine was not pregnant. The likes of Afia Schwarzenegger has called for his immediate termination for how he handled the matter.
” The regional minister is the head of REGSEC. His prime concern is to protect the Western Region and I can say without any shred of doubt that, that is what the regional minister will seek to do at all times”.
Meanwhile, residents of Columbia, a suburb of Takoradi, are still insisting that Josephine was pregnant.
Though they are not able to prove that medically, they explain that their conclusion is based on the physical observation they made on Josephine.
“Josephine is always spitting; she struggles a lot while walking. She will walk a few meters and will lean on a wall to rest. So, we are bemused that the police are also saying that Josephine was not pregnant,” a concerned resident said.
We will give you more updates about the issue soon.