Ghana Police arrests officer who violently assaulted a nursing mother
London, July 21, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The police administration in Ghana has arrested one of its officers who assaulted a nursing mother at a Midland Savings and Loans bank just as the lady Patience Osafo, lodged a formal complaint at the Legon Police Station, for assault.
In a video, widely circulated on social media, the police officer, who was armed with an assault rifle, is seen striking the woman, who was holding her baby, multiple times on the head, first with an umbrella, before raining several blows on he
Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor was captured in a video, violently beating up Patience Osafo who was reportedly at the bank to withdraw some money.
The officer also attempted to violently drag her out of the building.
Not much was done by the bank during the incident, except a man who appears to be an employee asking the woman to give him the baby.
He was also heard promising to give the woman Ghc250 cedis, which was the amount she had wanted to withdraw from the bank.
The viral video sparked public outrage, attracting condemnation from the Ghana Bar Association, Alliance for Women in Media, and the Ministry for Gender Children and Social Protection.
Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor, has subsequently been detained in police custody pending further investigations.
Director General of Police Public Affairs, ACP David Eklu said the investigations have begun.
“He has been identified and placed in custody. The lady in question has also been identified and has lodged a formal complaint at the Legon police station. The next step would be in two folds – the administration or professional aspect and the criminal aspect which has already been initiated by the lady by lodging a formal complaint to the police,” he added.