Some Ghanaians abroad led by Frank Boateng in Atlanta, USA through the ‘gofundme’ platform have contributed to the well being of Ms Patience Osafo, the woman beaten by Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans Company some weeks ago.
Frank Boateng after the news broke resorted to the internationally acclaimed donoring platform to solicit for funds for the woman, in which he was able to get some friends to support his campaign.
In total $478 was realized after a 1 week campaign.
Despite Group of Companies have in all donated an amount of a little over Ghc 25,000.00 to the victim to support her.
Meanwhile an account has been opened at Best Point Savings And Loans for her.
Ms Patience Osafo got a presidential mention when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo condemned the assault meted out to her.
The President, while on a tour of the Northern Region, said: “I want to say it here that policemen are meant to protect citizens and not assault them.”
He said the Inspector General of Police (IGP) had his support to sanction the erring officer, as well as ensure that the incident did not happen again.
“I support 100 per cent the measures that he has taken, so that we can stop these incidents from proliferating,” the President said in response to a statement from the Police Service that steps had been taken to bring L/Cpl Amanor to book.
The woman, Patience Osafo, was said to have refused leaving the banking hall after the company failed to allow her withdraw GHc250 from her savings account.
System breakdown appears to have been used as an alibi by the bank in the case in which a policeman, Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, popularly called Skalla, attached to the Greater Accra Regional Police Operations Unit on guard duties at the bank, mercilessly beat up the woman identified as Patience Osafo, who was carrying a two-month old baby at the banking hall.
The bank’s management alleged that they were not able to serve customers due to network breakdown as a result of K-Net’s poor internet service, a claim which compelled the internet service provider to set the records straight.
K-NET, the company in charge of providing backup internet service for Midland Savings and Loans, also refuted claims by the financial institution that poor service led to system breakdown.
Five members of staff of the Midland Savings and Loans Company who witnessed the assault have since been suspended pending investigations into the matter.
Their suspension follows what the management of the company described as their “failure” to handle the situation in the manner they were trained to do.
Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor has since been arrested by the Police on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, for investigations and prosecution.
He has also been interdicted pending disciplinary action against him
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