Wednesday, 27 October

'Silicon Belly' woman still in custody after failing to meet bail conditions

General News
Josephine Panyin Mensah has confessed to faking her pregnancy and kidnapping

The 28-year-old woman who faked her pregnancy and kidnapping in Takoradi, Western Region, is still in the custody of the police even though she has been granted bail.

Josephine Panyin Mensah was unable to meet the bail conditions – GHS50,000 and two sureties – slapped on her by the Takoradi Habour Circuit Court A presided over by His Honour Michael Cudjoe Ampadu on Monday, 27 September 2021.

The lead counsel for the accused, Mr Philip Fiifi Buckman, said the family is rallying resources together to meet the bail bond.

“I attended to some other cases but from my checks from the police station, the family couldn’t meet the justification today [Monday, 27 September 2021] and I believe tomorrow [28 September 2021] God willing, we should be able to meet the conditions and take her home.”

The case was adjourned to 14 October 2021.