Court to sentence woman in alleged latest fake kidnap case on Tuesday
On Friday, October 22, 2021, Ms Joana admitted to faking her kidnapping in order to extort GHS5,000 from a relative
The Takoradi Harbour Circuit Court A will deliver its judgment in the case involving 29-year-old Joana Krah who is alleged to have faked her abduction on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
On Friday, October 22, 2021, Ms Joana admitted to faking her kidnapping in order to extort GHS5,000 from a relative.
She has since been charged with deceiving a public officer and publication of fake news.
The court, presided over by His Honor Michael Kwodjoe Ampoadu is thus expected to sentence the suspect on her own pleas.
A statement released by the Police indicated that Joana conspired with two other suspects, Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun, to feign her kidnapping on Friday, October 22, 2021. A call had subsequently been made to her adopted father for the said ransom to be paid.
The police have further reported that Joana’s adopted father reported the matter and an extensive search had been commenced to find her. On realizing this, Joana showed up at the Takoradi Central Police Station on Saturday, October 23, 2021, where she claimed she had only been joking when she said she had been kidnapped.
The police proceeded to arrest the two other suspects, Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun for being complicit in the matter. The two suspects have however been granted bail.