- Police administration has began investigations into the assault of a nursing mother by one of its officers on guard duty at a bank
- The police officer, identified as Frederick Amanor, violently dragged out the nursing mother from banking hall
The Director of Police Public Affairs, DSP Sheila Aberquaye Buckman, says the Police administration has began investigating the video of one of its officers assaulting a nursing mother at a Midland Savings and Loans branch.
On Friday, a video of an officer assaulting a hapless woman popped up on social media, causing outrage among the general public.
In the said video, the Police officer is captured beating up a woman who was carrying a baby in her hands.
Reports circulating in the local media suggest the woman had entered the Midland Savings and Loan banking hall after transaction hours to withdraw some money.
However, she was refused the transaction on the explanation that banking hours were over and that she could therefore not withdraw her money.
Upon insisting, the Police office, who has since been identified as Frederick Amanor, was called to drive the woman out of the banking hall.
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, first hitting her with an umbrella and then later countlessly slapping her on the face, before dragging her out.
The Police Administration has now revealed that the matter is currently under investigation, with processes already underway to identify and subsequently punish the officer involved.
Meanwhile, Midland Savings and Loans has also reported the case to the police. Management of the financial institution has condemned the brutality which was “meted out to a customer” at its Madina branche on Friday, 20 July 2018.
The Management of Midland Savings and Loans condemns in no uncertain terms the act of brutality meted out to a customer by a Security Officer at one of our branches.
We wish to render an unqualified apology to the customer in question and the general public for the uncivilized act.
We have reported the matter to the police for the necessary action to be taken to ensure our client gets justice.
We want to assure the public that we are an institution that really cares about the welfare and safety of our customers.
Signed : MANAGEMENT
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