Unibank management has released a statement regarding a video where its staff members are seen assaulting a suspected swindler in the presence of a police officer.
According to the bank's statement, the incident captured in the viral video occurred over two years ago and allegedly does not represent the financial institutions values. The statement says that the bank "does not condone, endorse, or support the administration of such action".
The statement goes on to say that employees seen repeatedly slapping the apprehended thief - in the presence of a police officer - had been severely sanctioned, the it does not go into details regarding exactly what kind of sanctions they were given.
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The alleged two year old video comes at a time when Ghanaians have taken a second look at instances of mob justice following the lynching of an army major who was lynched and murdered by residents of Denkyira Obuasi.
Popular Ghanaian legal practitioner, Mr. Ace Ankomah, has shared a pas on his Facebook page saying that mob justice is very much part of Ghanaian culture. According to Mr. Ankomah, from the "semi-illiterate at Denkyira Obuasi" to the "posh bank chick in Accra", that Ghanaians exhibit a culture of mob justice but deny it all the same.
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