- The gender ministry has threatened swift action against the police should the assault case by an officer against a nursing mother is not addressed
- So far, the officer has been arrested with investigations pending
- The interior minister has described the act as 'wicked and barbaric'
YEN.com.gh has learned that the ministry for gender and social protection have threatened a massive protest against the police department should they fail in dealing with the assault case regarding an officer and a nursing mother with dispatch.
So far, YEN.com.gh can report that the police officer has been arrested at Kumasi and on his way to Accra to be processed for court but the ministry, through its minister, Otiko Djaba, believes the police must act rapidly on this assault case which has enraged Ghanaians as a whole.
Meanwhile, the interior minister, Ambrose Dery, has described the assault of a nursing mother by a police officer at Kumasi as "wicked and barbaric". He has called on the IGP to ensure that stiffer punishment is meted out to the police officer.
The full account of the assault case:
It all happened when the nursing mother got into the hall of the micro-finance company to cash out her funds of 250 cedis. She was asked to return and that the bank had closed but she refused.
There was an attempt to get her out which caused the attack. The bank attracts more customers. There is the suspicion of the bank having issues hence panic withdrawals. She was there earlier and seems she was having issues getting her money of 250 cedis.
Reaction from the management of Midland Savings and Loans Company
Meanwhile, management of Midland Savings and Loans has condemned the act stating it has issued a statement to the IGP reporting the matter and also calling for a thorough investigation.
"The management of Midland Savings and Loans condemns in no uncertain terms the act of brutality meted out to our customer. We wish to apologize for the uncivilized act. We have reported the issue to the police," the statement revealed.
Police brutality in Ghana remains one of the major challenge faced by the Ghana Police Service. There continue to be worrying accounts of how the police brutalize civilians in broad daylight some of which even die in the process of such brutality.
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