The press release adds that the Ghana Police Service has launched an investigation into the claims.
“The police administration immediately launched an investigation into the matter and our preliminary check at East Legon and Accra Central police stations mentioned in the audio revealed that no such complaint was made.
As part of the investigation, the police have contacted the Narcotics Control Commission and the Ghana Armed Forces and both agencies have indicated that no such incident has come to their attention.
Dr Patrick Asiedu said the investigation is still ongoing, and so far, all efforts to identify the victim of the alleged incident have failed. Therefore, we would like to appeal to the victims and anyone with relevant information about the incident to contact the telephone number 0200416540 to assist police investigations. This is just a temporary number reserved for this investigation,” The statement reads.
Commenting on this, Metro TV broadcaster Bridget Otoo has called the IGP about the actions of the police officers under her command.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “Your men are going to plant cocaine and weed in peoples cars and instead of dealing with that, you care about the word ‘some’!! Don’t take the word of @GhPoliceService over the victim. IGP should be ashamed of himself. You know the victim, your men have spoken to the victim“.
In a series of tweets, he “The IGP tried to contact and the victim refused because he doesn’t trust you and your people. Don’t worry if there is? A cop frames an innocent victim for 20,000 (negotiable)? Who else is involved in this police crime?“.
“We know it goes all the way from Patrick Timbilla’s recruitment scandal experience! He was a potential IGP and was still involved in a recruitment scam, so imagine police officers boldly planting cocaine and weed? I won’t hold my breath as to who else is involved!” he concluded in the tweet below.