In the wake of his pronouncement that Josephine Panyin Mensah, the supposed nine months old pregnant lady who was allegedly kidnapped, was not really pregnant per the information available to him and subsequent criticisms from the public, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has said the family he comes from is not cheap so the public should be circumspect in what they say about him.
Justifying his earlier communication, the Regional Minister who also doubles as the MP for Takoradi indicated that, the Western Region is known for staged kidnap cases so he needed to let the public know that Josephine Panyin Mensah’s kidnap was fake.
He cited an instance where a young lady visited her boyfriend and her family were all over the local radio stations in the region claiming that their daughter has been kidnapped.
“When Josephine’s case came up, I was following and at a point, I heard the kidnappers needed some ransom, I provided some money in order for her to be rescued; it was my headache. So, if we are trying to solve a problem and later, we realized that whatever is going on is fake, we have to put it out to the public so that the public will have the confidence that the city they live in is not scary.