There were various calls by Ghanaians on social media to sanction the Policeman who attacked the nursing mother at Midland Savings and Loans.
Banking hall assault: I will support IGP’s sanction on the Police officer – Akufo-Addo
It all happened when the woman went to the bank to demand her GHS250 she has deposited with the bank but was told to leave and come the following day because the bank had closed for the day. The police officer on guard at the bank, Frederick Amanor was called in to drive her out. Watch the video here.
Meanwhile, President Akufo Addo has called out the IGP to take the matter on lambasting the police officer who assaulted a woman at Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans in Accra.
According to Akufo Addo, he fully supports any sanction the Police administration will take against Fredrick Amanor to serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrant officers who assault citizens instead of protecting.
“Yesterday we had some very bad news in Accra – police beating up a woman who had gone to get money at the Midland Loans and Savings Company. I want to say here: policemen are meant to protect citizens and not to assault citizens,” he said.
“The measures that the IGP has taken to sanction the erring policeman and to make sure these don’t happen again, have my complete support. I support 100 per cent the measures he has taken so that we can stop these incidents from proliferating,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo made this call when he addressed a crowd at Nalerigu on Saturday during his tour of that the northern part of the country.