TAKORADI – Woman Who Faked Her Own Kidnapping And Pregnancy, Joana Krah, Jailed For Six Years

The Takoradi lady, Joana Krah, who faked her own kidnapping and pregnancy has been jailed for six years by Takoradi Circuit Court A.

Joana Krah was sentenced by the Takoradi Harbour Circuit Court A on two counts of deceiving a public officer and publication of false news.

Her sentencing comes; “…after she pleaded guilty to the offenses on Monday, October 25, 2021, when she was arraigned”. 

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Also, for the publication of false news, she was sentenced to two years in prison and for the charge of deceiving a public officer, she was sentenced to six years in prison to bring the total sentence to 8years.

The court said it took into consideration the fact that Joana is a first time offender, she has a child and the fact that she cooperated with investigators and reported herself to the police when the matter was reported to the police.

While in prison, her child is to be in the custody of her adopted father whom she had attempted to extort money from by faking the kidnapping incident.

The court said the sentence is to deter other people who may be considering a similar offence.

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Before the sentence on Tuesday, the court ordered the police to do a pregnancy test. The case was adjourned when it was first called Tuesday morning.

When the police returned with a negative pregnancy test, the court handed her the jail sentence.”