Cop ‘Woman Beater’ Alive …As Police Rubbishes Suicide Reports
The Police administration had denied reports suggesting that the police officer at the center of the Midland Savings and Loan customer battering video had committed suicide in custody.
Unconfirmed reports making rounds on social media and other new portals had suggested that Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor Godzi was found hanging at the Ministries Police station where he had been on remand since Thursday.
The website Firstnews360 had claimed that the police man who is currently facing an assault charge before an Accra Circuit Court had died keeping social media buzzing.
As at press time yesterday efforts to read the story provide futile as the story had been pulled down from the said website.
When contacted for confirmation, the Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, rubbished the story wondering what purpose the source of the story sought to achieve.
While describing the whole story as fake news he stated that the accused was okay on remand and was alive.
Fredrick aka skala was hauled before an Accra Circuit Court on last week for assault.
It is the case of the prosecution that Skala on July 19 this year at Shiashie the assaulted the victim, Patience Sarfo, 36 with a baby.
Lance Corporal Amanor made headlines after a video recording capturing him assaulting Patience in the banking hall of the Midland Savings and loans company went viral on social media.
Frederick was seen pounding the head of the victim with an umbrella several times before resorting to slaps and punches of the woman who was still carrying her baby.
Not even the cry of the baby would deter the police officer from going ahead with his assault.
The incident which received widespread condemnation from all Ghanaians, including the police administration and civil society groups has landed the accused in court.
Appearing in a court presided over by Jane Akwele Quaye, the accused denied the offence and was remanded into police custody until August 9.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson