Josephine Panyin Mensah, the woman accused of staging her pregnancy and kidnapping in Takoradi has finally gone home after being held in police custody for a week despite bail.
She had been granted GH¢ 50,000 bail on September 27 but remained in custody because of delays in verifying property documents to be used to cover the bail.
Josephine had to spend the weekend in police custody following delays in verifying a document at the Western Regional Lands Commission.
Speaking to citi news her lawyer, Philip Fiifi Buckman said the Regional Lands Officer was not available to sign documents on the properties to cover the accused’s GH¢50,000 bail, which was granted on September 27, 2021.
“…We were just praying that we could get him [the Regional Lands Officer] to come to the office and do it [verify the papers] for us, but unfortunately, that did not happen.”
The lawyer also said he was unable to push for his client’s release with a motion at the court.
“I actually drafted my motion but unfortunately for us, this week is the week for the conference for the judges and magistrates, so no court is sitting to be able to hear [the bail motion] for us.”