The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) is advocating for the prosecution of Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor, the police officer who was captured on tape assaulting a customer of Midland Savings and Loans at is Shiashie branch.
The GBA expressed shock at the incident and insisted that no Ghanaian should be subjected to cruelty.
A Press statement signed by both the President, Benson Nutsukpui and the General Secretary, Justin A. Amenuvor of GBA said security officers who under the pretense of maintaining peace and order attack, abuse and dehumanise citizens must not escape the arm of the law and victims of such brutalities must receive justice.
“GBA is appalled that a police officer, whose primary duties include ensuring the safety of persons, should brutalise the very person he is duty-bound to protect, with such impunity. The Bar condemns in no uncertain terms the reprehensible and cruel conduct of the police officer,” said the GBA.
Social media users were outraged at a video which went viral yesterday [Friday]. The police officer who had a gun strapped on the shoulder was seen slapping, kicking and dragging Osafo Patience, a customer of the Savings and Loans Company.
He was arrested on orders of the IGP Friday evening. He has since been interdicted, a statement from the police stated. He will face prosecution.
The police statement read:‘’ No. 50260 Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor is in police custody and being processed for Court on all applicable criminal charges.
He has also been interdicted and his uniform and all other police accoutrements taken from him, pending internal disciplinary proceedings.
Investigation has also commenced into the conduct of officials of the Midland Savings and Loans Limited, where the incident happened and all persons who are implicated would face the full rigours of the law.’’