Information from the Ghana Police Service reaching InsiderGH.com indicates that the missing but found pregnant woman, Josephine Panyin Mensah, has confessed to the police that she was neither pregnant nor ever kidnapped as the public was made to believe.
Meanwhile, a senior medical officer at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital whose name had been withheld for security reasons, at the facility providing medical assistance to Josephine says that the victim was probably suffering from Pseudocyesis.
Pseudocyesis is defined by the DSM-5 as a false belief of being pregnant that is associated with objective signs and reported symptoms of pregnancy, which may include abdominal enlargement, reduced menstrual flow, amenorrhea, subjective sensation of fetal movement, nausea, breast engorgement and secretions, and labor.
The Ghana Police Service together with the hospital are closely monitoring the situation and would officially release a statement detailing the new development. The medical records gathered by the medical staff have also not be released for public scrutiny yet.
Yesterday, the Ghana Police Service has confirmed that the 29-year-old Josephine Panyin Mensah was never pregnant.
This comes after Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah made similar comments which triggered an uproar among some residents in the Sekondi.
In the Police’s account, the victim indicated that she visited the European Hospital in Takoradi for antenatal assessment during interrogation.
However, Police checks from the facility suggest that Josephine “visited the hospital without pregnancy, somewhere in October last year.”