An Accra District Court has remanded an Uber driver behind a viral audio alleging that some police officers deliberately planted drugs in his car.
After his arrest on January 17, Patrick Asiedu was arraigned in court on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
“He is expected to appear before the court again on Tuesday, 31 January 2023,” the police said in a statement on Friday.
In a viral audio, Patrick Asiedu paints a vivid picture of his encounter with four police officers who allegedly planted wee and cocaine in his vehicle in an attempt to extort money from them.
In the audio tape, the man in question introduced himself as Dr Patrick Asiedu and claimed that he was only exonerated by the fingerprint test and his brother who is a soldier.
He was later arrested.
Police said their investigations have, so far, confirmed that the man arrested and in police custody, identified as Patrick Asiedu, is an Uber driver and not a doctor.
“Investigations show that the entire story narrated in the audio tape is false and a complete fabrication by the suspect,” police said in a statement.
Police said the military intervention and the alleged fight between police officers and the military described in such dramatic detail in the audio tape were all false and a figment of the suspect’s imagination.
“The clear explanations of being taken to the Accra Central and East Legon Police Stations and the Narcotics Control Commission are equally false. The allegation of being fingerprinted is also false. However, the suspect, Patrick Asiedu, alleged that he once witnessed a similar incident” and his narration in the viral audio happened to one of his passengers.
“Meanwhile, in another audio tape that has come to the attention of the police, the suspect has allegedly met the Inspector-General of Police. We would like to state clearly that this claim is also false and should be ignored.
“Investigations are still ongoing and the suspect, Patrick Asiedu, who is currently in police custody, will face justice.”
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