Joana Krah: T’di woman who admitted to faking kidnapping awaits sentencing


Joana Krah, the woman who is facing a court in Ghana’s industrial city of Takoradi for faking her abduction will be sentenced tomorrow, Tuesday, Ocotber 26.

Joana, 29, confessed faking her kidnapping on Friday, October 22, 2021, in a bid to extort GH¢5,000 from a relative.

The accused person was on Monday, arraigned before the Takoradi Habour Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Michael Kwodjoe Ampoadu for deceiving a public officer and publication of fake news.

Although an earlier police statement indicated that suspect Joana Krah conspired with other two suspects–Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun– to fake her kidnapping, the other two were not brought to court, reported Citi FM.

Joana Krah according to the police conspired with the two others to feign her kidnapping, after which a call was placed to her godfather in demand for the ransom.

When Joana became aware that her godfather had reported to the Police and an extensive search had commenced to find her, she showed up at the Takoradi Central Police Station on Saturday, October 23, to confess.

She claimed she was only joking with her godfather with claims that she had been kidnapped.

Police investigations led to the arrest of suspects, Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun for their complicity.

Both suspects have been admitted to bail, according to a Citi FM report.

The Western Region capital was in the news after a pregnant woman also went missing under similar circumstances.

Josephine Panyin Mensah is also facing a court for similar offences after police investigations suggested her alleged abduction was a hoax.

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