At least three suspects have been picked up by the police in Takoradi in the Western Region for allegedly faking another kidnapping incident, an official statement said.
The suspects in police custody are Joana Krah, aged 29; Susana Awortwe, aged 27 and Francis Eshun, aged 27.
The statement from the police said Krah conspired with the other two to “feign her kidnapping” last Friday (22 October) and subsequently called her adopted father to demand a ransom of GHC5000.
“When Joana Krah became aware that her adopted father had reported to the police and an extensive search had commenced to find her, she showed up at the Takoradi Central Police Station, Saturday (23 October), to confess of only joking with her adopted father that she was kidnapped,” the statement added.
The three suspects will be arraigned before court on Monday 25 October.
“We are further advising the public to desist from the act of faking kidnapping for monetary gains since it is a criminal act. Such perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the state,” the acting director-general, public affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori said.
Below is the full police statement:
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