Viral audio against some police officers fabricated; suspect arrested

The police have arrested a man suspected of being the person in the audio tape describing an alleged elaborate incident of criminal behaviour on the part of the police.

In the audio tape that has been widely circulated, the man who introduced himself as Dr Patrick Asiedu claimed that he had been stopped by some police officers who planted substances suspected to be narcotics in his car and attempted to extort money from him.

“Police investigations, so far, have established that the man who has been arrested and is in police custody, is indeed called Patrick Asiedu, he is an Uber driver and not a doctor,” a police statement said.

“The investigations show that the entire story narrated in the audio tape is false and a total fabrication by the suspect,” the statement added.

The police statement further explained that the supposed military intervention and the alleged fight between the Police officers and the military described in such dramatic detail in the audio tape are all false and a figment of the suspect’s imagination.

“Equally false are the vivid descriptions of having been taken to the Accra Central and East Legon Police Stations as well as the Narcotics Control Commission. The claims of fingerprints being taken are all also untrue.

“Patrick Asiedu, the suspect, however, alleged that he had once witnessed a similar incident to what he described in the audio tape, happen to one of his passengers,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, in another audio tape that has come to the attention of the Police, the suspect alleges to have met with the Inspector-General of Police. We wish to categorically state that this claim is also false and should be disregarded.

Investigations are still ongoing, and suspect Patrick Asiedu, who is currently in police custody, will be brought to justice.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com

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