Ghanaian policeman beats woman carrying baby in banking hall

Ghanaian policeman beats woman carrying baby in banking hall

A video showing a Ghanaian policeman beating up a nursing mother in a banking hall in Accra has gone viral on social media, drawing condemnation and outrage from many Ghanaians.

In the said video, the Police officer is captured beating up a woman who was carrying a baby in her hands.

It is unclear what led to the incident, but unconfirmed information YEN.com.gh has picked up indicate that the lady went to the bank to withdraw money but was so the police officer on duty decided to drive her out.

A Facebook user by name Barnabas Nii Laryea posted this: "Her only crime is that she got into the banking hall few minutes after the closing hours so she was asked to leave and return the following day but she insisted of staying until she collects her GH250. This police officer was asked to drive her out and this is the best approach he could use ooh."

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The one minute-twenty-seven minute (1:27) video which was apparently recorded by an onlooker captured the policeman beating the woman until some persons intervened to stop him.

However, the officer continued to abuse the lady, who in turn tightly held onto his shirt and refused to let go.

This incident comes at a time when the Police Service has been criticized for a number of actions, ranging from carelessness, misconduct and harassment.

Earlier this week, seven suspected armed were shot dead by the Police at Asawase in the Ashanti region.

The killing of the seven suspects sparked violent scenes in the area, with local resident vandalizing the Asawase police station in protest, having refuted claims by the Police that the deceased were armed robbers.

Ghanaian police officer openly assaults woman carrying a baby

Photo of the policeman who beat nursing mother in banking hall. Credit: Joy 99.7 FM/Facebook.

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Also, some weeks back, another police officer bordered a public transport whiles drunk and holding his rifle, leaving other passengers worried.

The latest video of an officer assaulting a woman is also bound to be condemned by the public.

No official statement has so far come from the Police hierarchy as at the time of this report.

Meanwhile, social media users have condemned the policeman in the video, calling for quick action to bring him to book.

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