“Kidnapped” Takoradi woman granted GH¢50k bail; pleads not guilty

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Josephine Panyin Mensah
Josephine Panyin Mensah

Twenty-eight-year-old Josephine Panyin Mensah has pleaded not guilty after being arraigned before a Takoradi Harbour Circuit Court A on Monday, September 27.

She has, therefore, been granted a GH¢50,000 bail with two sureties.

The case has however been adjourned to the 14th October, 2021.

Led by five lawyers, working pro bono, in her first appearance in court, Josephine pleaded not guilty to charges of putting fear and panic in the public and deceiving public officials.

She appeared calm with her tummy flattened as lawyer Fiifi Buckman led her plea.

Presiding judge His Honour Michael Cudjoe Ampadu, therefore, granted her bail at GH¢50,000 with two sureties and adjourned the case to Thursday, October 14.

She is facing two charges of deceiving a public officer and publication of false news with intent to cause fear and panic.

The Counsels for the defendant are Lawyer Kessie, Samuel Agbotah, Lawyer Abekah, Lawyer Nana Konduah and the lead counsel Lawyer Fiifi Buckman.

Josephine Panyin Mensah, said to be 28-years-old and was said to be nine months pregnant, reportedly went missing after going for a routine dawn walk on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

She is a resident of Takoradi in the Western Region.

On Tuesday, September 21, Josephine was found around Axim in the Western Region.

Even though she was said to be nursing a near term pregnancy, she was without the pregnancy or the baby when she was discovered near a church building in Axim.

Details on charges coming soon………

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