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Woman assaulted by police at Midland recounts her ordeal


Patience Osafo, the woman who was brutally assaulted by a police officer at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans has revealed that aside from being beaten mercilessly by the Police Officer, he also hit her hard on the head with his gun, a scene that was not captured on video.

Recounting her ordeal, Madam Patience Osafo said, “where he hit me with the gun was not captured in the video. He used his gun to hit the side of my head and so it fell. I have been experiencing severe pains in that area since the attack.”

According to her, she started going to the Midland branch to withdraw her savings on Friday, July 13, 2018, and for four days, she could not get her money totalling Gh270, with the explanation which was given to her that, the financial institution was experiencing network challenges.

In an interview on UTV Friday evening, Patience Osafo said she sells toffees at Spanner junction near the Accra Mall and went to the Shiashie branch of Midland to withdraw her savings.

Starting with an umbrella, the policeman hit the woman and her baby several times in the head before he started slapping and punching her.

Skalla, is currently at the Police Headquarters awaiting possible prosecution for indecent assault.

Meanwhile, the company has admitted the issue was not handled properly and has since issued an apology to the assaulted customer and the general public.


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