A Takoradi Circuit Court has adjourned the case involving Josephine Panyin Mensah, the woman who allegedly faked her kidnapping and pregnancy to November 11, 2021.
His Honor Michael Cudjoe Ampadu adjourned the case because the prosecution could not furnish the court the full documents they would rely on for trial and also the substantive prosecutor could not appear before the court thus pushing the court to adjourn the case.
The suspect represented by Lawyer Philip Fiifi Buckman reappeared in court today after she was granted a 50,000 Ghana Cedis bail on her first appearance in court on Monday, September 27, 2021, after pleading not guilty to the charges of deceiving a public officer and publication of false news with intent to cause fear and panic.
Josephine Panyin Mensah was in the news after she was reported to have been kidnapped during a dawn walk her nine-month-old pregnancy.
She had claimed that she delivered the same day she went missing and that the kidnappers had stolen her baby.
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah subsequently claimed Josephine was not pregnant as reported, a claim subsequently corroborated by the Ghana Police Service.
She was later arrested and charged by the Takoradi Police.
In other news: Missing pregnant woman found at Axim; traumatised
The pregnant woman who went missing on September 17, 2021 in Takoradi has been found at Axim in the Western Region.
Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, went for a walk at dawn on that fateful day but never returned home. Her husband, Michael Simmons later lodged a formal complaint with the police.
However, she was found on Tuesday September 21, at Axim and was immediately sent to the Axim Government Hospital for treatment.