- The Takoradi woman has admitted to not being pregnant
- According to her, she lied about her pregnancy
- She reportedly begged the police not to prosecute her
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The Takoradi woman at the centre of the pregnancy brouhaha, Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons, has reportedly admitted to not being pregnant.
A report filed by StarrNews indicates she confessed to a team of Police psychologists and Health workers attending to her at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
StarrNews sources said she has since asked for forgiveness from her husband, Michael Simons, amidst tears.
According to the report, her husband does not believe what is going on, and is in a state of shock.
A 3news report also indicates that she has since been “whisked” to the Takoradi Central Police Station after her confession.
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According to the police, Josephine has not had sexual intercourse with her husband over the last three to four months due to fears of losing her baby.
The report further revealed that since the medical team's observation of Josephine from Tuesday, September 21, 2021, she has neither spotted nor requested a sanitary pad to soak blood like most women do a few weeks after giving birth.
However, a senior medical officer at the Effia-Nkwanta hospital whose name is withheld, said the victim was probably suffering from Pseudocyesis.
Pseudocyesis, also known as false pregnancy, is the appearance of clinical or subclinical signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy although the individual is not physically carrying a baby.
Takoradi woman was not pregnant
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, revealed that the found woman who was allegedly kidnapped while pregnant was not.
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According to him, preliminary investigation and examination by a medical doctor in charge of the kidnapped lady in the Western Region revealed she was not pregnant.
The regional minister, in an interview with Angel FM, stated that initial investigations by the BNI indicate the story of the kidnapping was fake.
Takoradi woman's husband insists she was pregnant
The husband of the missing but found Takoradi pregnant woman, Michael Simons, insists his wife, Josephine Panyin Simons, was pregnant.
According to him, there was no need for her to fake the pregnancy since they already have a child together.
He added that this was not desperation to have a child, so the minister should have done due diligence before running to the media to say his wife was not pregnant.
Takoradi woman would definitely be prosecuted
Speaking to a police Crime Investigator at the Kasoa Toll Booth, Chief Inspector Henrietta Sedoame said, the police would not pay heed to the woman's plea for mercy and not to be prosecuted.
According to C/Inspr Sedoame, Josephine Mensah will certainly be taken to court and prosecuted for singlehandedly deceiving her husband and causing fear and panic in society.
She added that she could be facing a long time jail sentence for also faking her kidnapping, which she considered as criminal, and cooking up stories to support it.