Host of current affairs programme on JOY NEWS, Samson Lardy ANYENINI has disclosed Patience Osafo, woman who was assaulted by a police officer at the Midland Savings and Loans Company Limited has been compensated with a brand new house and an undisclosed amount of cash.
A video that went viral on social media saw the policeman in an encounter of beatings with the woman, Patience Osafo, 36 at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans Limited, which ended in a lot of public outrage in addition to condemnation from the President and Inspector General of Ghana.
The assaulted woman was on the staff of the savings and loans company where she had gone to withdraw her GHS 250.00 that she had with them in betterment of managing issue of good care for her three children.
The Midland staff told Patience she could not withdraw due to network challenges and ordered the police officer to drag her out of the auditorium which resulted in the beatings.
But lawyer for the assaulted woman who doubles as a broadcaster at the multimedia company said, madam Patience is certainly overflowing with gratitude for the opportunity of a dignified life for herself and dependents
”“Well, to avoid a civil suit against Midlands Savings and in compensation for the punches, trauma and embarrassment, we just closed a rather ‘generous’ deal that removes her from the kiosk to owning a brand new house and from the streets hawking toffee to a woman now with multiple bank accounts,” her lawyer, Samson Lardi Anyenini stated before start of his show.
According to the renowned journalist, the assaulted woman worries no longer include how to feed her family and provide healthcare for the two months old baby. In addition, her 270-Cedis savings account now holds a six-figure sum. Her dilemma is simply deciding what dignified trade to invest in .
However, Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor last thursday pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault when he appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
Judge Janet Harriet Akweley Quaye, remanded him into police custody while the case has been adjourned to August 9, 2018.