Emerging details indicate that Patience Osafo, woman seen being battered by policeman in viral video, was struck in the head with a gun by the police officer.
Narrating her ordeal on UTV on Friday, she disclosed that the police officer did not only punch and slap her but struck her in the head with his AK 47 rifle.
“I’m feeling severe pains in the side of my head after the incident. He actually hit the side of my head with the gun but that was not captured on the video,” she said.
In the footage which was circulating on social media, Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, was seen virtually punching and slapping a nursing mother mercilessly in a banking hall in Accra.
Reports suggest Madam Osafo had gone to the Midland Savings and Loans to withdraw an amount of GHc250.
She, reportedly got to the premises a little late after banking hours and was asked to leave.
The woman who was clutching to her baby is reported to have pleaded with the bank officials to allow her cash the money.
It was in light of this that she got in a misunderstanding with Frederick Amanor Skalla, who was asked to escort her out of the banking hall.
He started off by hitting her with an umbrella, after which he violently continued to punch her. Someone snatched her baby as he continued to hit her head severally before he started slapping and punching her.
Not even the tears of the weeping child would stop the policeman from continuing with his assault as he pummeled the lady and threw him out of the banking hall.
Skalla has since been arrested for interrogation.
Midland Savings and Loans has however issued a release condemning the incident and admitting a better approach could have been taken.
They also issued an apology to the assaulted customer and the general public.
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