Police assault: We will deal ruthlessly with police officer – Interior Minister

Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry, says the police administration would take immediate action against the police officer captured on video brutally assaulting a nursing mother at a bank in Accra.

Speaking to Joy News after the incident had gone viral, Mr Derry said he would ensure the officer in question is made to face the full rigors of the law.

“We are not taking this issue lightly at all. I will personally make sure that disciplinary measures are taken against him as soon as possible,” the minister assured.

Asked exactly when the police would commence investigations into the matter, Mr Derry said, “As soon as possible! We are commencing investigations immediately to ascertain why the officer decided to react in that manner”.

A video has gone viral on social media about a policeman assaulting a nursing mother in a banking hall.

It is not clear yet what the woman has done.

However, the angry policeman, Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, in a bid to drive her out of the banking hall assaults the lady with an umbrella, punches and slaps her as if he was in a fight for survival.

However, unconfirmed reports suggest that the incident occurred at the banking hall of Midland Savings & Loan at East Legon in Accra. understands that the lady in questioned had gone to the bank to withdraw an amount of GHC250 but a misunderstanding ensued leading to the officer pummeling her into submission.

The footage shows that despite the punches and slaps, the poor woman held on tightly to her child until a man in the bank wrenched the baby out of her grip so the child could be taken out of harm’s way.

Watch how the officer beat up the woman in the video below 

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