The beleaguered financial institution, Midland Savings and Loans Company has compensated the woman captured on tape being assaulted by a Police officer in its banking hall last week.
The suspect Police officer, Frederick Amanor after the incident who has been charged with assault has been remanded into Police custody. He pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was arraigned before court on Thursday.
Lance Corporal Amanor brutally assaulted the 36-year-old customer Patience Osafo in the banking hall over a misunderstanding following her inability to withdraw GhC250.
The gun wielding law enforcement officer was captured in a footage that went viral on social media, slapping the woman several times desperate the victim’s struggle to free herself from his hold.
In the process, the angry policeman man’s AK 47 rifles fell down. It took the intervention of a gentleman to separate them. It is unclear what triggered the assault.
Midland Savings and Loans Company subsequently apologized over the comdemnable action and promised to compensate the woman.
Lawyer Sampson Ladi Ayenini who’s Patience Osafo’s counsel revealed on News File on Saturday that the victim has received a new house and cash in excess of GHC 100,000.
“…Well to avoid a civil suit against Midland Savings and Loans and in compensation for the punches, trauma and embarrassment, we just closed a rather generous deal that removes her from the kiosk to a brand new house and from the streets hawking toffees to a woman with multiple bank accounts.
“Yes, her worries no longer includes how to feed her family and provide healthcare for the two months old baby. Her GHC270 savings account now holds a six figure sum. He dilemma is simply deciding what dignified trade to invest in. Patience is certainly overflowing with gratitude for the opportunity of a dignified life for herself and her dependents.