There have been claims and counterclaims about the pregnancy of the Takoradi woman found a few days after reportedly going missing.
Official complaints lodged by the husband of Josephine Panyin Mensah at the police station on Friday, September 17 indicated that she was heavily pregnant and had been kidnapped.
But after being found at Tolanu, a suburb of Axim, exactly five days later, the 28-year-old woman was without her supposed nine-month pregnancy.
This heightened fears about the turpitude of her alleged kidnappers in the Western Region.
However, Western Region Minister Kwabena Otchere Darko Mensah stirred controversy on Wednesday, September 22 when he said Josephine Panyin Mensah was not, after all, pregnant.
He told Kumasi-based Kessben FM that the pregnancy was fake as per preliminary investigations by the National Security.
This was contested by husband, Michael Simmons, who even shed tears about the “lies” by the regional minister.
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Angered by their minister’s disclosure, residents of Columbia, a suburb of Takoradi, invoked curses on him as well as the police for saying what they did not know.