Ghana police identifies cop who slapped woman at registration centre

Ghana police identifies cop who slapped woman at registration centre

- The police officer who assaulted a woman at registration center identified

- The police administration gave his name as Lance Corporal Wormernor Samuel

- He is being investigated for professional misconduct

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The Ghana Police Service has said it has identified the officer who was seen on video assaulting a woman at a voters’ registration center.

He has been named as No. 61588 Lance Corporal Wormernor Samuel and he is being investigated for “professional misconduct” and assault against one Madam Ofosuwaa.

The incident, according to the police, occurred on July 9, 2020, at the Asofa M/A JHS in the Greater Accra Region, which is a designated voters’ registration center.

Ghana police identifies cop who slapped woman at registration centre

James Oppong-Boanuh, IGP. Source: Facebook/Ghana Police Service
Source: UGC

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In the clip, which has been shared widely online, the officer is seen in a heated altercation with the woman who was in a queue with dozens of others, waiting for their turn to register.

It is unclear what triggered the argument.

As a concerned man at the venue decides to calm tempers, the amateur footage shows the officer reaching out to he slap the middle-aged woman to the amazement of onlookers.

Others intervene to restrain the woman from confronting the peace officer as he is pulled away by some men at the yet-to-be-identified site.

The incident generated an uproar on social media. In a statement issued last Saturday, the police said its attention has been drawn to the matter and will update the public in due course.

In July 2018, a police officer assaulted one Patience Osafo when she was trying to withdraw her savings of ¢270.00 after office hours due to frustrations from the bank.

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According to her statement, she had begged, saying she needed GHc105 urgently to settle her debts and also feed a baby she was taking care of.

The police officer Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor got physical after Patience Osafo refused to leave the banking hall with her grandchild because her money had not been given to her.

In a viral video, the police officer is seen holding onto the woman and hitting her multiple times with an umbrella, as she tried to wrestle away.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a nurse working at the Soma CHPS Compound at the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District in the Savannah Region, Doreen Smith, has allegedly reported an NHIA district manager, Mahama Sankara, for ''sexual assault''.

In a leaked audio that has been obtained by YEN.com.gh, a voice reported to be that of Doreen and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) district manager, Sankara, are heard in a conversation.

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