The said incident which was reported in some section of the media reportedly occurred on Sunday, 24 June 2018 at East Legon.
In a statement, the police say preliminary investigations conducted into the case show that the three friends, including one Issah Muniru, an officer working with the Operations Team of the Jubilee House, were on their way to attend a musical show at Kikibees at East Legon.
According to the statement, the three friends, on their way to Kikibees, made frequent enquiries trying to get there.
It continued that their frantic calls raised the suspicion of a passerby who thinking they were robbers alerted some people in the community.
It said that Issah Muniru and his friends were nearly lynched based on the intel but a police officer nearby intervened and arrested.
It concluded by cautioning the public against mob justice and entreated citizens to hand over any suspect to the police.