By Augustine Ehikioya
Ghana Police Service officials of the Takoradi Divisional Police Command have arrested three suspects, for allegedly faking a kidnap and demanding a ransom of Five-Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 5,000.00).
The suspects included Joana Krah, aged 29; Susana Awortwe, aged 27 and Francis Eshun, aged 27.
According to a statement on Monday by the Police Acting Director-General, Public Affairs Directorate, Police Headquarters, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kwesi Ofori, made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), one of the suspects conspired with the other two to feign her kidnap.
The statenent said “Reports indicate that suspect Joana Krah conspired with the other two suspects, Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun, to feign her kidnapping on Friday, October 22, 2021, after which a call was placed to her adopted father in demand for the ransom.
“When Joana 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, October 23, to confess of only joking with her adopted father that she was kidnapped.
“Further Police investigations led to the arrest of suspects, Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun for their complicity.
“The three suspects will be processed for court today, Monday, October 25,” it stated.
The statement also advised the public to desist from the act of faking kidnapping for monetary gains “since it is a criminal act.”
Such perpetrators, it said, will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the State.