July 23, 2018

The Women caucus in Parliament have condemned the police officer who abused a nursing mother who went to the premises of the Midland savings and loans to withdraw her own money.

According to the chairperson of the caucus and Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adowa Safo the brutality had gone viral on social media and called on the Inspector General of Police to take every step to ensure that the policeman is dealt with punitively according to the law.

“As a mother I wept uncontrollably watching this poor woman being subjected to severe physical abuse, the unbearable part was the fact that she had in her hands newly born baby”, she said.

Her worry was officials of the Midland savings watched proceedings closely without any intervention to save this woman from the torrential blows from the police man.

Chairperson of the Women caucus noted that at this age that women advocacy has been very pervasive, it is most despicable to see such a barbaric and vicious act being meted out to such a poor woman.

The mandate of the Police is to protect the poor and the vulnerable, “this is a clear case of the violation of the right of the poor woman”, she lamented.

I am reliably informed that the IGP has urgently caused the arrest of the said policeman and commended the IGP for the swift action and called for the arrest of the bank officials who looked on without intervening.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com