One Patrick Asiedu who posed as a medical doctor and accused police of planting marijuana in his car for extortion in an audio which has since gone viral has been apprehended by police.
In the said audio clip, the man described himself as Dr Patrick Asiedu and claimed that he was only exonerated by a fingerprint test and his brother who is a soldier after some police officers deliberately planted narcotics in his car and demanded GH¢20,000 in ransom.
Police said their investigations, so far, have established that the man who has been arrested and is in police custody, is indeed called Patrick Asiedu, but he is an Uber driver and not a doctor.
“The investigations show that the entire story narrated in the audio tape is false and a total fabrication by the suspect,” a statement released by the police said.
The suspect is said to have claimed that he only once witnessed a similar incident happen to one of his customers.
Police also say 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 also untrue. Patrick Asiedu, the suspect, however, alleged that he had once witnessed a similar incident” 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.”
Police said investigations are still ongoing and suspect Patrick Asiedu who is currently in police custody will be brought to face justice.
By Vincent Kubi