The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has backed moves by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to bring to book the policeman at the center of the Midland Saving and Loans assault saga.
He said the action by the IGP, David Asante Appeatu in his words “to sanction the erring police man and to make sure things don’t happen again have my complete support”.
Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor made headlines after a video recording capturing him assaulting a 36-year-old nursing mother, Patience Osafo, 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 has received widespread condemnation from all Ghanaians, including the police administration who has since arrested the officer.
The suspect, who has since been a subject of discussion, has brought to the fore the question about the caliber of persons enlisted into the Police whose motto is “Service With Integrity”.
But the President insists the IGP’s directive to make the police officer face the law is apt.
He further stated: “I support a hundred percent the measures he has taken, so that we can stop these incidents from proliferating.”
Meanwhile, a medical report on the victim and her baby has disclosed that the two suffered severe bruises.
A two-months-old baby she was holding while being assaulted also suffered some contortions on the face as well.
A medical report suggest that the mother had “features suggestive of assault and battering.”
She had contortion marks on the face chest, arms and neck as well as bruises along the forehead region of her face.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson