Josephine Payne Simon’s hubby affirms pregnancy

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Kidnapped Woman
Kidnapped Woman

A Takoradi Circuit Court on Thursday adjourned the case of Josephine Payne Simon’s, the alleged kidnapped and fake pregnant woman to Thursday, January 13, 2022.

The court, presided over by Mr Micheal Ampadu adjourned the case to allow more witnesses to appear before the court after taking two witnesses on day one of the trial of the case.

Micheal Simons, husband of Josephine Payne Simons, the first to be called to the witness box to kick start the case affirmed that his wife was pregnant during the kidnap.

He said, ” I saw my wife naked while pregnancy between five and six months and even to the tenth month when she moved to join her mother at old John Sarbah road to await her safe delivery”.

The husband answered to questions posed by Superintendent Emmanuel Basantale, the prosecutor on the case when he adduce evidence in Chief for the trial.

The Second witness, Madam Agnes Essel, mother of the accused admitted that Josephine Simons was her biological daughter and that she was indeed pregnant at the time of the kidnap.

She told the court that, though she was called to Axim where the accused was spotted, she was not allowed to stay with her at the Axim hospital.

Madam Essel added, “Josephine could not speak, but only signed at the time I arrived at Axim and when she was transferred to Effia Nkwanta Hospital, I was also not allowed to stay with her”.

Madam Agnes Essel further told the court that at the Police station, she was asked to agree with what the medics had said that her daughter was not pregnant, but disagreed for which she was locked up for a day.

It would be recalled that Josephine Panyin Simons’ pregnancy and subsequent kidnap, generated lots of social tension in the Western Region only for her to reappear on 16, September, 2021 without the pregnancy aggravating emotions.

Investigations from the Axim and Effia Nkwanta hospital, however, revealed that Josephine was not pregnant during the period under review.

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