A Patrick Asiedu has been detained by the Ghana Police Service on suspicion of being the man in an alleged audio cassette who accuses several police officers of placing drugs on him.
The Ghana Police Service claims that Patrick Asiedu, who earlier identified himself as Dr. Asiedu in the popular tape, is actually a ride-hailing service driver and not a medical professional.
Investigations have revealed that the whole scenario told on the audio clip is a fiction by the suspect, the police stated in a news release dated January 18, 2023.
“The police have detained a man today, January 18, 2023, who they believe to be the one who is heard on the audio tape narrating an alleged elaborate episode of criminal behaviour on the side of the police.
“In the audio tape that has been extensively shared, the guy identifying himself as Dr. Patrick Asiedu said that he had been stopped by some police officers who tried to extort money from him by planting what were believed to be drugs in his car.
A portion of the police statement said, “The police inquiry to date has proven that the man who has been arrested and is in police custody, is certainly called Patrick Aseidu, he is an Uber driver and not a doctor.”
The statement further said that the alleged military involvement and the altercation between the military and police that was claimed to have occurred in the aforementioned tape are untrue.