In Takoradi, Western Region, a Ghanaian lady was sentenced to prison for faking her own kidnapping. Joana Krah, 29, was sentenced to six years in jail by the Takoradi Harbour Circuit Court A on two counts of deceiving a public officer and publishing false news on Tuesday, October 26. Ms Krah staged her kidnapping on October 22 in order to collect $5,000 from a family member.
According to police, she collaborated with two people to carry out the crime, following which she called her godfather and demanded the ransom.
On Monday, October 25, 2021, she was arraigned before the court presided over by Michael Kojo Ampadu after pleading guilty to the charges.