Panic withdrawals hit Midland Savings and Loans over police brutality?

Panic withdrawals hit Midland Savings and Loans over police brutality?

- Droves of customers of Midland Savings and Loans are allegedly withdrawing their money from the bank

- The withdrawals are reported to be a result of the assault case involving a policeman and a nursing mother

- The said assault video went viral on social media and generated national debate with some action already taken by stakeholders

It has been reported that some customers of Midland Savings and Loans have started a process of withdrawing their money from the financial institution following a viral video showing a nursing mother being assaulted in one of their branches.

According to a report sighted by on, some customers of the bank over the weekend used their mobile money application to withdraw some of their money.

Other customers are reported to have indicated that they would visit the bank during the week to do same. The withdrawals are believed to be linked with some rumors going round that the bank was facing financial crisis.

Panic withdrawals hit Midland Savings and Loans over police brutality?
Fredrick Amanor. Photo Credit: Supplied

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Patience Osafo, the nursing mother who was assaulted by a policeman in the banking hall of the institution a few days ago is reported to have revealed that she had been frequenting the institution but was given excuses on all her visitations. reported that K-NET, a service provider of Midland, absolved itself of any wrongdoing. They issued a statement in this regard following claims made by the bank that they were experiencing network issues.

A few days ago, social media went into a frenzy over a very worrying video involving a policeman assaulting a nursing mother carrying her baby.

The video received a lot of condemnation on social media with the masses calling for the head of the policeman in the video.

Not long after the video went viral, many government bodies and individual condemned the act resulting in the immediate arrest of the policeman.

Reports have it that the matter is being handled by the top hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service.

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The lady in the video, has had her life transformed after the incident owing to the fact that many Ghanaians have dug deep into their pockets to support her financially.

Recent checks conducted indicate that she has already received cash donations to the tune of GHc 40,000 already.

Top management at Midland Savings and Loans have officially apologized to the lady and the general public. The financial institution has also promised to compensate the lady for the harm that has been done to her.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also spoken against the abuse and has admonished law enforcers to protect citizens rather than abuse them.

Counselor George Lutterodt has alleged that the policeman in the assault case, who has come to be identified as Frederick Amanor, might have acted out of the fact that the lady did not heed to his command of walking out of the banking hall peacefully.

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