Takoradi: Fake Pregnant Woman (Joana Krah) Has Been Sentenced To Six Years In Prison for Faking A kidnapping.
Joana Krah, 29, was sentenced to six years in prison for feigning her kidnapping in Takoradi, Western Region.
She was convicted of instilling fear in others and manipulating a public officer.
She was sentenced to two years in prison for the first charge of false news publication and six years in prison for the second accusation of deception of a public authority.
Instead, she will serve a 6-year sentence in a court presided over by His Honor Micheal Kwodjoe Ampadu.
She was sentenced after pleading guilty to the two offenses leveled against her at her initial court appearance on Monday, October 25.
Before the Presiding Judge condemned Joana, he adjourned the case and instructed the police to transport her to the Takoradi hospital for a pregnancy test.
As a result, he said, the court considered how kidnapping has harmed Takoradi’s reputation, as well as the need for such a punishment to prevent others.
“The court examined the degree of the crime’s prevalence, her age and character, her three-year-old child, as well as the fact that she was a first-time offender coupled with the plea… The situation is dire.
The case of the four Takoradi kidnapped girls is still fresh in people’s minds, and Takoradi is becoming synonymous with kidnapping, which is bad for the people of Takoradi and the city’s image. “It is apparent that her activity was motivated by personal gain from kidnapping, and her mock kidnapping was harmful to Takoaradi, and the court believes a deterrent sentence should be imposed,” he said.
The godfather was also given custody of her child by the court.
Madam Krah was detained over the weekend for pretending to be abducted on Friday, October 22, 2021, in order to collect GH5,000 from her godfather.