Josephine Panyin Mensah, the 28-year-old woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Takoradi even though she is carrying a nine-month-old pregnancy has been left unable to speak after she was rescued.
According to family members, she was found at Axim after her kidnappers apparently abandoned her after making attempts to take a ransom from some of her family members.
When the family members heard that he had been seen in Axim, they immediately went in search of her without informing the police. Upon finding her, she was sent to the Axim Government Hospital for medical examination. Notwithstanding receiving some treatment from the hospital, she is still unable to speak.
On September 17, 2021, her husband reported her missing. She had been out to take a walk but had failed to return. Later her alleged kidnappers called her mother-in-law to demand a ransom so as to release her.
But as the police and the family strategised on how to get her released or apprehend the alleged kidnappers, people said that they had spotted her in Axim.
Family members immediately went to Axim and after searching frantically, she was found. Apart from her inability to speak, for now, she is in good shape.