The family of Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor has released a statement only condemning the barbaric act of their son but also pleading with the woman who was assaulted, the Ghana police administration and all Ghanaians to forgive their son for his action.
The Midland Savings and Loans assault is still the hottest news in Ghana since the news broke yesterday. Madam Patience Osafo on Thursday went to the Midland Saving and Loans, Shiashi Branch in the Greater Accra Region to withdraw an amount of GHS270.
She ended up getting assaulted by the police officer on guard at the Savings and loans bank, Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor aka Skalla. The police officer severely assaulted the woman without regards to the 3 months old baby clinging to the woman.
In a video which went viral, the officer could be seen punching the face, slapping, and dragging the woman and her baby on the floor.
According to the woman, despite being there since 7:30 AM in the morning, she was told to leave after 4:30 PM because the bank had closed and she was to come the following day for her money.
what happened was when she refused to leave the bank because she has actually been chasing the money since last week Friday.
The police administration has since arrested the officer and investigations are already underway to prosecute the police officer.
The Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection Ms. Otiko Afisa Jaba, as well as the Minister of Interior, has called for a full-scale investigation into the assault.
Well, the family of the embattled police officer is pleading for leniency. They are also asking Ghanaians to forgive because this is out of character of their son.
Read the statement below:
The family of L/Cpl Frederick Amanor wishes to render an unqualified apology to the President, the IGP, Ms. Patience Osafo, the victim and the good people of Ghana for the untold embarrassment our son has brought unto us and the nation.
The conduct of our son was barbaric, inhumane and antithesis to the professional training in the police.
We have known Skalla as an amiable person, very caring and considerate and his conduct as captured on the tape is very unusual of him.
That notwithstanding, we are pleading with the good people of Ghana to find that forgiving heart deep down within to forgive our son.
No amount of money, words or expressions can restore the violations Ms Osafo Patience suffered. However, human as we are, offending one another is inevitable.
We are therefore pleading with Ghanaians to join us to apologize to Ms Osafo Patience for the savage beatings she suffered at the hands of our son.
We are deeply sorry and pray that the Good Lord heals n consoles her. We are passionately pleading with Ghanaians to remember our son in their prayers for the good Lord to reform his twisted mind and steer him on a decent n humane path.
We are grateful that notwithstanding the sad images this video lives in your memory, you will not dwell on the negative but help us to pray to reform such characters in the service