The policeman who has been in the news recently for assaulting a customer of Midland Savings and Loans at their banking premises. The viral video on social media that has attracted the eye worth of many Ghanaian Authorities which includes the Ghana Bar Association, Ministry of Gender, Bank of Ghana and the rest has clearly condemned what happened to the customer at the baking hall and stated as an eyesore and the culprit involved must seriously dealt with.
The officer, recognized as Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, whose uniform and all police accessories taken from him, pending internal disciplinary proceedings.”
The police further stated via their official twitter handle that “investigation has also commenced into the conduct of officials of the Midland Savings and Loans Limited, where the incident happened and all persons who are implicated would air the full rigours of the law.”
A footage of Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor in uniform assailing a woman with a baby strapped behind her on social media has sparked barbarity among Ghanaians and Reports say the woman had entered the Midland Savings and Loan banking hall after transaction hours to withdraw some money.
The officer, who was supposed to walk her out, assaulted her in the process.
The 1:26 seconds terrifying video that went viral on Friday, July 20, 2018 shows the officer in question, who had a gun with him, hitting the woman on the head repeatedly with an umbrella and slapping her at a point, despite a desperate attempt by an unknown man to separate them.
On the other side of the story, the main service providers for the company in question, said there were information that the company could not serve the assaulted woman and other customers due to internet encounters at the branch. This is in spite of previous reports that the bank may be having fluidness challenges, hence the scuffle to serve their customers.
But K-NET, the company that provides data services for Midland Savings and Loans in a statement said they cannot take the blame because its system did not go down.
Hear is a statement by K-NET(Internet Service Provider For Midland Savings And Loans)
“In this case, our reporting records show that Midland has at no point reported any issues of downtime or poor service (slow internet speed) to K-NET. Our live monitoring did not indicate a downtime or slow connectivity of service to Midland.”
“ So if the media reports and accounts on the assaulted lady at the Midland premises is anything to go by, it will mean that the problems with the backup service as suggested by the Owner would have taken 72 hours or more and would have warranted some reporting through any of our channels. That K-NET, as was confirmed by the Owner of Midland, is a backup internet service provider. It is indeed, farfetched to blame the incident that allegedly occurred on the premises of Midland, on a service provider.”
Furthermore , customers of the financial institute have started withdrawing their money from the financial institution, which withdrawals are reported to be an upshot of the assault case involving a policeman and a nursing mother .The said assault video went viral on social media and engendered nationwide deliberation with some action already taken by stakeholders.
It has been reported that some customers of Midland Savings and Loans have started a course of withdrawing their money from the financial institution following a viral video showing a nursing mother being assaulted in one of their branches.
According to reports some customers of the bank over the weekend used their mobile money application to withdraw some of their money. Other customers are reported to have indicated that they would visit the bank during the week to do same. The withdrawals are believed to be linked with some rumors going round that the bank was facing financial crisis.
The Ghana Police service, who has been in the news lately, for misconduct, Abuses and harassments, has major issues to deal with so far as their integrity is concern.
Early this week, seven men gunned down at Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region by the police, which is alleged that 3 of 7 killed suspected armed robbers in Kumasi were NPP supporters, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokore clearly stated.
The people of Asawase claimed the seven shot men which the police indicates they are armed robbers are not, and families of the deceased persons are very much angry in contempt with the police to solely come out and tell the Zongo youth in Asawase why the seven men were shot dead.
However, the chaos at Asawase followed the shooting and killing of some seven suspected robbers by the Police on Tuesday, relatives and members of the New Patriotic Party in the region have claimed the suspects were not robbers as claimed by the Police.
The furious youth who snowed under the Central mosque in Asawase succeeded in chasing away the IGP and his security capos from holding their planned meeting to ensure peace in the community.
According to Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice a journalist, who was at the scene , narrated that police had to fire tear gas to diffuse the angry youth who have been revolting since Thursday after the killing of some suspected armed robbers.
The youth, reportedly blocked roads with burnt tires, making it difficult for residents to access the area.
Government said in a statement on Saturday, that the setting up of the Independent Committee was necessitated by the contradictory accounts of the circumstances leading to the killings.
“Since the Police and the families of the seven young men have diverse descriptions of the occurrence, government has decided to set up an Independent Committee to investigate the matter.
“Once again, government calls on members of the Zongo Community to exercise restraint while the matter is being investigated,” the statement signed by Deputy Information Minister Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto stated.
BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT
In response to an armed robbery attack in Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region in which two Police men were shot, Police operations resulted in the shooting and death of seven young men from Asawase at Manso Nkwanta. This has subsequently led to acts of violence by some youth of Asawase Zongo. Government expresses its condolences to the bereaved families of the seven young men and two Police men.
Government yesterday sent a delegation led by the Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, the Hon. Abu-bakar Saddique Boniface and including the Minister for Information, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu and the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah and the Municipal Chief Executive for Asokore Mampong, Hon. Alidu Seidu to the Zongo Community, where they met with the youth, Imams and Zongo Chiefs. The delegation comforted the mourning families and assured them of government’s commitment to establish the truth of the incident. Since the Police and the families of the seven young men have different versions of the occurrence, government has decided to set up an Independent Committee to investigate the matter.
Once again, government calls on members of the Zongo Community to exercise restraint while the matter is being investigated.
CURTIS PERRY KWABLA OKUDZETO DEPUTY MINISTER IN CHARGE OF OPERATIONS.