The Takoradi Divisional Police has arrested three suspects for allegedly faking a kidnapping and demanding a ransom of ¢5,000.

The three are; Joana Krah, 29; Susana Awotwe, 27; and Francis Eshun, 27.

A statement signed by the Acting Director-General of the Public Relations for the Ghana Police Service, ACOP Kwesi Ofori, said the three schemed the act and actually executed it.

He said Joana, the main suspect, conspired with her two accomplices to undertake the act and called the adopted father of the first suspect to demand a ransom of ¢5,000.

Upon receiving the call, the adopted father informed the police, which led to a search for the lady.

The statement said Joana, upon hearing of the police search, presented herself to the Takoradi District Police command on October 23 to confess of only joking with her adopted father that she was kidnapped.

Police investigations led to the arrest of suspects Susan Awortwe and Francis Eshun.

The three suspects would be processed for court, the Police said.

The statement advised the public to desist from faking kidnapping for monetary gains since it is a criminal act.

The Police said those arrested for such acts would be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the state.

3 in Police custody for faking kidnapping incident in Takoradi



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