General News of Sat, 21 Jul 2018149
'Wicked' Police Officer struck me with his gun - Assaulted woman recounts
Patience Osafo, the woman who was brutally assaulted by a police officer at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans has revealed that aside from being beaten mercilessly by the Police Officer, he also hit her hard on the head with his gun, a scene that was not captured on video.
Recounting her ordeal, Madam Patience Osafo said, “where he hit me with the gun was not captured in the video. He used his gun to hit the side of my head and so it fell. I have been experiencing severe pains in that area since the attack.”
In a video that went viral on social media, police officer, Frederick Amanor Skalla, was seen virtually punching and slapping Patience Osafo in a banking hall.
Starting with an umbrella, the policeman hit the woman and her baby several times in the head before continuously slapping and punching her, paying little attention to her cries for help.
Skalla is currently in the hands of the police awaiting trial.
Meanwhile, the company has 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.