The Ghana Police Service has nabbed three suspects for faking a kidnapping incident in Takoradi, the Western Regional capital.
According to the police, the three faked the incident and demanded a ransom of GHS 5,000.
In a statement copied to the media, the police said suspect Joana Krah conspired with the other two suspects to feign her kidnap and demanded the GHS5,000 ransom from her adopted father.
“The Takoradi Divisional Police Command has arrested three suspects, Joana Krah, aged 29, Susana Awortwe, aged 27, and Francis Eshun, aged 27 for allegedly faking a kidnap and demanding a ransom or Five-Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS5,000.00).”
“Reports indicate that suspect Joana Krah conspired with the other two suspects Susana Awortwe and Francis Eshun to feign her kidnapping on Friday, October 22, 2021, after which a call was placed to her adopted father to demand the ransom.”
The police added that upon Joana Krah’s realisation that her adopted father had reported the issue to the police and an extensive search had been commenced to find her, she showed up at the Takoradi Central Police Station to confess to only joking with her father.
The suspects are Joana Krah, aged 29, Susana Awortwe, aged 27, and Francis Eshun, aged 27.