The lady at the center of the Takoradi kidnapping saga, Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons has reportedly confessed about faking her pregnancy.
The missing but found lady is reported to have confessed to a team of medical personnel and police officers attending to her at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region.
Takoradi based Empire Fm who broke the news says their source is a top police officer who is part of the investigative team.
The top police source further told Empire News 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.
Josephine Mensah , according to the police, has not had sexual intercourse with her husband Mr. Simon for the past three (3) to four (4) months with an excuse that she could lose the baby.
The source further revealed that during their observation of Josephine since Tuesday, September 21, 2021, she has never spotted or requested a sanitary pad to soak blood that might be dropping from her as a result of her given birth.
The source added that all laboratory tests and analyses done so far suggest that the she was 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.
Management of Effie Nkwanta hospital are said to have scheduled Monday September 28 as the date to officially release the medical reports on Josephine Mensah.