Court orders psychiatric evaluation of man behind audio alleging police planted 'wee', cocaine in his vehicle
A District Court in Achimota has ordered for a psychiatric examination to be conducted on Patrick Asiedu, the Uber driver accused by the police of being behind the viral video accusing the Police of planting drugs in his car.
The court, presided over by Prince Owusu, made the order on January 31, 2023, after Asiedu, the Uber driver had made his second appearance before it.
The court has, therefore, remanded the accused person into police custody to reappear on February 14, 2023.
Asiedu is facing three charges.
His plea has been reserved.
The police have said preliminary investigations indicated that Asiedu was not a medical doctor as he claimed in the audio he shared on social media.
According to the Police, further investigations revealed that the allegation as narrated in the audio did not happen.
It said the said story "was a total fabrication by the suspect".
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Asiedu in a viral audio had alleged that the police stopped and planted "wee" and cocaine in his vehicle on the Tema-Accra motorway.
His allegation was widely circulated.
Police investigation revealed that all the police stations he had alleged that the incident had been sent to - East Legon and Accra Regional as well as the Narcotic Control Commission had no record of any incident like that being reported there.
He was later arrested and accused of fabricating the narration he recorded and shared on social media.
"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," the police statement dated January 18, 2023