As shown in a viral video, Tamimu Yahaya offered a libation to the river gods and begged them to take care of the police officers who had placed marijuana in his vehicle in an attempt to extort 500ghc from him.
Following the development, Police in the Eastern Division has launched an inquiry into the extortion and planting of marijuana by approximately five cops on duty on the Asamankese road.
Thus according to Tamimu, on January 2, 2022, he was driving a DV-plated Toyota Corolla saloon automobile owned by his acquaintance Nketiah Frank from Anum Apapam to Asamankese between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm in order to purchase a car tyre for his own vehicle.
Upon his arrival at the Sukruntu, community portion of the road near Asamankese, he saw a five-man police patrol squad operating in a white service pickup truck with the registration number GP 2517.
The Patrol crew came to a halt and searched his vehicle. He said that one of the police officers stated that he discovered a wrap of suspected Indian hemp in the back seat of the automobile, which Tamimu insists was planted by the cops.
He said that it prompted the intervention of a buddy named Abu who emerged on the scene. Abu is said to have paid 500ghc on behalf of his acquaintance before his release from the Police.
The enraged victim resorted to pronouncing a curse upon the police officers in a nearby river in order to get quick natural justice.
Chief Superintendent Mr. Felix Apedo, Asamankese Divisional Commander, and Assistant Superintendent Mr. C.T. Apronti, Asamankese Divisional Crime Officer, tracked down the accused extortion victim at Anum Apapam.
An investigation against the five alleged police officers, headed by Chief Inspector William Tawiah, has been enhanced. Sergeant Ibrahim Iddi, Sargent Richard Otoo, Sargeant Samuel Kumah, and Corporal Richard Kpeanaah are the others.
They denied placing suspected Indian Hemp on the complaint but confessed taking 450ghc from the victim through his buddy Abu prior to releasing him.
As of this writing, reports circulating affirmed that the Police Administration has arrested the five police personnel.