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Police planted narcotics in civilian accusation: Amina Yutong Bus reloaded

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The Police have arrested a man suspected to be the person in the audio tape describing an alleged elaborate incident of criminal behavior on the part of the Police.

In the audio tape that has been widely circulated, the man, who introduced himself as Dr Patrick Asiedu, claimed that he had been stopped by some Police officers who planted substances suspected to be narcotics in his car and attempted to extort money from him.

The statement said investigations, so far, have established that the man, who has been arrested and is in police custody, is indeed called Patrick Asiedu, an Uber driver and not a Doctor.

The police alleged in the statement that their investigations show that the entire story narrated in the audio tape is false and a total fabrication by the suspect.

“The supposed military intervention and the alleged fight between the Police officers and the Military, described in such dramatic detail in the audio tape are all false and a figment of the suspect’s imagination.

“Equally false are the vivid descriptions of having been taken to the Accra Central and East Legon Police Stations, as well as the Narcotics Control Commission. The claims of fingerprints being taken are also untrue.

“Patrick Asiedu, the suspect, however, alleged that he had once witnessed a similar incident to what he described in the audio tape, which happens to one of his passengers.

“Investigations are still ongoing and suspect Patrick Asiedu, who is currently in Police custody, will be brought to face justice,” the statement concluded.

The whole country almost came to its knees when in late 2010, a certain Amina Mohammed, alias Amina Yotung Bus struck the nation with fake news that there was mass rape of women onboard a Yutong bus.

 

So intriguing was the narration that people swallowed the story hook, line and sinker. Investigations later revealed that Amina was among passengers onboard the Yutong bus that embarked on a journey that night from the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Suntaba terminal to Tamale.

Around Kubease, the bus came across a road blockade mounted by unseen persons but the vehicle run through.

The driver, however, stopped at the Ejisu police station and reported the incident.

Police and military patrols were immediately dispatched to the scene to ensure the road was safe.

On her return to Ashaiman, Amina narrated the ordeal to her friends who decided that the story be concocted to mean there was mass rape onboard the bus.

To them, the story would then be taken seriously and attention given to security on the roads.

When the news broke out, several individuals saw it as an opportunity to defame the government of the time, but no evidence was led by Amina to prove that there was a mass of women on the bus.

JOHN BEDIAKO

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