Punish the Policeman – Prez. tells IGP
“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, that was unfortunate” – words of President Akufo – Addo.
Following the assault of the police officer who publicly brutalized the nursing mother at the Midland savings and loan here in Accra, the president of the nation who is currently in the northern region of Ghana for his 3 days tour has as well publicly condemned the conduct of the policeman adding he supports any punitive measures by Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, against the culprit.
The victim, Patience Safo, was ruthlessly assaulted by Frederick Amanor also known as Skalla, while holding a baby.
She had insisted on withdrawing a sum of GHS270 from the facility as her previous attempts to withdraw the money days back had failed due to a network challenge.
The officer who was servicing as a security at the financial institution was called to escort her out but ended up beating her in the process.
President Akufo-Addo speaking at Nalerigu at the palace of the Overlord of Mamprugu, during his tour of the northern part of the country describe the incident as unfortunate and call for immediate actions the police officer.
”I want to say here: policemen are meant to protect citizens and not to assault citizens. 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,” he added.