Ghana Police investigates damning allegations made against some officers

Filed photo of Ghana Police Service Uniform. The photo is used for inllustration only
Filed photo of Ghana Police Service Uniform. The photo is used for inllustration only

The Ghana Police Service is investigating a case in which some Police officers were alleged to have planted substances suspected to be narcotics in a vehicle of a self acclaimed Medical Doctor to extort money from him

On Tuesday, 17th January 2023, Grace Ansah-Akrofi the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Director, Public Affairs let out that their attention has been drawn to an audio tape in which it is alleged some Police officers planted substances suspected to be narcotics in a vehicle of a member of the public and attempted to extort money from him.

In the press release, they told the general public that the Police Administration immediately launched investigations into the matter and their initial checks at the stations mentioned in the audio, East Legon and the Accra Central Police Stations, have revealed that no such complaint had been made there.

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As part of the investigation, the Police have also contacted the Narcotics Control
Commission and the Ghana Armed Forces and both institutions have indicated that no such incident has come to their attention.

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Further, Ghana Police said called for assistance saying “investigation is still ongoing, and so far, all efforts to identify the victim of the alleged incident, the said Dr. Patrick Asiedu have been unsuccessful. We, therefore, wish to entreat the victim and any other person with relevant information on the incident to contact telephone number 0200416540, to assist the Police investigations. This is a temporary number dedicated solely to this investigation.”

The general public was assured of getting to the root of the misconduct of the officers involved.

“We would like to assure the public that the Police Service in its quest to become an institution worthy of respect and trust in the country, and a reference point for the rest of the world, will not condone any unprofessional conduct among its officers and the Service is determined to get to the bottom of this matter.”

They urged the public to continue to support them in their transformational journey.

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