The Police Officer who attacked a customer at the Midland Savings and Loans, Fredrick Amanor Godzi has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault after he appeared in court.
The law enforcement officer was arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday presided over by Judge Ameley Quaye, where his charges were read to him.
After his plea of not guilty was taken, the court remanded him into police custody to reappear on the 9th of August 2018.
Lance Corporal Amanor brutally assaulted the 36-year-old customer 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.
The officer who was later interdicted by the police had “his uniform and all other police accoutrements taken from him, pending internal disciplinary proceedings.”
The police further stated via their official twitter handle that “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.”