Midland Savings and Loan has issued a statement following an incident at their head office in Ghana. In the incident caught on camera, a policeman is seen abusing a nursing mother in the bank. The bank condemned the heavy handed policing displayed by the cop an issued an apology for the event that occurred in their institution.
According to the press release:
“The management of Midland Savings and Loans condemns in no uncertain terms the act of brutality meted out to a customer by a Security Officer at one of our branches.
We wish to render an unqualified apology to the customer in question and the general public for the uncivilised act.
We have reported the matter to the police for the necessary action to be taken to ensure our client gets justice.
We want to assure the public that we are an institution that really cares about the welfare and safety of our customers.”
Reports do not mention how the altercation began. Also not mentioned was any possible disciplinary actions for the staff of the bank who stood by and watched without doing anything. The officer was identified as Frederick Amanor Skalla. The staff of the financial institution asked the policeman to drive her out of the banking hall. Skalla used an umbrella to hit the woman, punched her in the face and dragged her on the floor. He also allegedly struck the nursing mother with his rifle. As the fight was ongoing, one man tried separating the two people involved.
Some of the people present kept asking the woman to stop so they give her GHC250.