The missing but found Takoradi lady, Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons, has reportedly confessed that she was not pregnant.
A top police officer has told Takoradi-based Empire FM that Josephine confessed to a team of medical and investigation officers attending to her at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region.
The police source further told Empire News that “she has since asked for forgiveness amidst uncontrollable tears from the husband Michael Simons who appears to be innocent and in a state of shock”.
Starrfmonline reports that according to the police, “Josephine has not had sexual intercourse with the husband Michael for the past three (3) to four (4) months claiming that she could lose her baby”.
The source adds that from their observation since Tuesday, September 21, 2021, after Josephine was found and sent to the hospital, she has requested a sanitary pad to soak blood that might be dropping from her if indeed she gave birth a few months ago.
The police source added that all laboratory tests and analyses were done so far suggest that she was neither pregnant nor given birth.
However, a senior medical officer at the Effia-Nkwanta hospital name withheld, the facility providing medical assistance to Josephine says 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 twenty-eight-year-old woman at the center of the controversial kidnapping and pregnancy case.
Medical Director of the Facility Dr. Joseph Tambil told Empire News, the facility is likely to release the medical report of the alleged victim, now suspect, to the police on Monday.
“The Police people are on the grounds and may have spoken to people but at the moment we haven’t issued a formal report to the Police. And I’m not in a position to confirm if she was pregnant or not until our report is given to the appropriate quarters.
The 28-year-old identified as Josephine Panyin Mensah was reported missing on September 16. She was said to be 9 months pregnant. However, after she was found on 22nd September, she was carrying any pregnant which sparked a rumour that her kidnappers waited for her to deliver and took the baby away.