Police probe audio tape alleging officers planted narcotics in people’s vehicle to extort money
The Ghana Police Service says it is investigating an alleged narcotics incident involving some officers of the service, whose identities are unknown.
The probe follows the allegations of planting of narcotics in the vehicle of a civilian, by some police officers on patrol. The Police gives his name as Dr Patrick Asiedu.
In the police statement, the Service said checks at the East Legon and Accra Central police stations, the Narcotics Control Authority, and the Ghana Armed Forces, showed no records of such case.
Meanwhile, the voice is heard in the tape stating that the issue was reported at the Police station and statement was taken.
Further, the audio contained that, the Narcotics Control Authority ran fingerprint tests on the substance which results vindicated him as his fingerprints could not be traced to the substance.
The male voice alleged further in the over nine minutes audio that it was after the fingerprint test that the police officers who had earlier asked him to pay 20,000 Ghana cedis as bribe to avoid prosecution, confessed to putting the substance in his car.
Meanwhile, the Police is continuing with the investigation and has since urged the public to come forward with information to aid the probe.