The 29-year-old woman, Joana Krah who faked a kidnapping incident last week in Takoradi has been jailed for six years.
Joana Krah has been in the news for some time now after she fell victim to faking her kidnapping was sentenced on two counts of deceiving a public officer and publication of false news by the Takoradi Harbour Circuit Court.
All this happened after she pleaded guilty to the offenses on Monday, October 25, 2021, when she was arraigned. This case is now trending on social media as others think the sentence is harsh while others also think it will help scare people who are planning on doing something like that.
On the stand of the publication of false news, she was handed two years jail sentences and for the charge of deceiving a public officer, she was sentenced to six years in prison to bring the total sentence to 8years.
However, both sentences are to run concurrently and so she is to spend six years in prison. 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.
While in prison, her child is to be in the custody of her stepfather whom she had attempted to extort money from by faking the kidnapping incident.