- A man captured on a viral audio tape making false claims against some police officers is in deep trouble
- This comes after he was put before a court and subsequently remanded into police custody to reappear on January 31, 2023
- The suspect, Patrick Asiedu, an Uber driver, is alleged to have made an audio recording accusing some officers of planting narcotics on him
A man who stirred controversy earlier in the week with his accusations against some police officers has been remanded into police custody.
The suspect identified as Patrick Asiedu, an Uber driver is alleged to have circulated an audio recording to that effect and accused the officers of planting narcotics on him.
Man Who Made False Claims Against Police Remanded
He was subsequently arrested by the police and arraigned before a court which remanded him.
He’s expected to reappear before the court on January 31, 2023.
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A post on the Facebook page of the Ghana Police Service which announced the news has garnered over 1.4K reactions some of which have been compiled by YEN.com.gh below.
It serves him right he doesn't like peace
Nana Kwame Ackom
The next are those who make prank calls to the Fire Service.
Asem mp3 nipa ampa. Waaa see. If you don't take care, you will be going in and out of court for two years. Kafra krachi
We are going to start recording all our encounters with the police so tell them to watch out for we the citizenry
Wisdom Ayinbono Apusiga
He will be a good material for Nsawam drama club, great script writer.
Richard Kwaku Amo-boadu
Even though he made a false claim it is going on, most of the youth in our societies are facing this kind of issue by some personnels.... Let ask him his reason for doing that there must be something useful about this too
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The speed with which he was charged, is that how u charge officers who disrespect and abuse drivers too? I have decided henceforth to film recalcitrant officers and report them to u for subsequent actions against them because the disrespect and abuse is too much from some of them.
Ghana Police Arrest Man Who Circulated Fake Audio Accusing Police Officers of Planting Narcotics on Civilian
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the police arrested the man who spread the audio alleging that some officers planted narcotics in his vehicle just to extort money from him.
The Public Affairs Directorate of the police headquarters released a statement on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, explaining that in the audio tape, the man introduced himself as Dr Patrick Asiedu, and alleged that he had been stopped by some officers who planted substances suspected to be narcotics in his car and attempted to extort money from him.