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General News of Sunday, 22 July 2018

Source: peacefmonline.com

‘Woman beater’ police officer must be punished - Akufo-Addo


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President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the conduct of the policeman who assaulted the woman at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans in Accra.

“Yesterday we had some very bad news in Accra – police beating up a woman who had gone to get money at the Midland Loans and Savings Company. I want to say here: policemen are meant to protect citizens and not to assault citizens” he said.

According to him, “the measures that the IGP has taken to sanction the erring policeman and to make sure these don’t happen again, have my complete support. I support 100 percent the measures he has taken so that we can stop these incidents from proliferating”

Background

Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor was captured in a video, violently beating up Patience Osafo who was reportedly at the Midland Savings and Loans banking hall to withdraw an amount of GHC270; she has been chasing for some time.



In the video, the police officer, who was armed with an assault rifle, is seen striking the woman, who was holding her baby, multiple times on the head, first with an umbrella, and then with his fists.

The officer also attempted to drag her violently out of the building.

The woman in the video, was holding a baby which she later disclosed in an interview on UTV that she was her grandchild.

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