The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) has brushed off allegations of fake COVID-19 test results.
At a press briefing on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Institute said it found no evidence backing an allegation by one Kofi Acheampong who claimed his coronavirus results were falsified.
Prior to his departure to the United Kingdom, Kofi Acheampong indicates he went for a COVID-19 test which was positive, yet, a similar test came out as negative at the British Airport.
He alleged someone from the Institute eventually called him to pay Gh¢500 for them to change the results to negative.
Director of the Institute, Prof. Abraham Anang, who presented findings of two independent investigations conducted by the Institute and the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
He affirmed that Kofi Acheampong visited the facility to be tested on January 10, 2021, and was issued a positive result January 12, 2021.
However, NIB’s investigations found no evidence of personal phone records of the Kofi Acheampong. Also, Noguchi did not find any record of a negative test result for same person in their system.
According to Prof. Anang, Mr. Acheampong’s virus load was quite low suggesting that he was gradually recovering, the reason he tested negative in the UK in subsequent days as he claims.
Meanwhile, Kofi Acheampong is yet to release contact details of his lawyer to the National Intelligence Bureau for further interrogations.
Story by: Gerald Nii Adu Sarbah | universnewsroom.com