Fredrick Amanor Skalla ,a Ghanaian police officer whose video went viral on social media has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment for beating and assaulting a nursing mother in the bank, in Ghana.
The Ghanaian Interior Minister and the police hierarchy condemned the brutal assault on the nursing mother by the police man at the Midland Savings and loans bank.
The Interior Minister Ambrose Dery described the video as “wicked” and “barbaric” and wants justice to be served.
The police director of communications ACP David Eklu said the entire police administration are outraged by the “highest level of unprofessional conduct by the police.”
According to him, having watched the video, the IGP has instructed that the officer in the video be identified, arrested and prosecuted.
Frederick Amanor Skalla has since been arrested and now will spend 10 years behind bars.
Frederick Amanor Skalla was asked by officials of Midland Savings and Loan to show the nursing mother with her baby to the door for demanding her money but the policeman decided to do in a brutish way.
Starting with an umbrella, the policeman hit the woman and her baby several times in the head before he started slapping and punching her.
Not even the tears of the weeping child and the woman will stop the policeman from continuing with his assault.
He pummeled the lady and threw her out of the banking hall.
Initial reports suggested the woman, whose identity is yet to be made public had gone to the banking hall late to withdraw her money and was told to go and come the following day but she resisted leading to the assault.
However, unconfirmed reports also suggested the woman, had all along been in the banking hall to withdraw her money because of reports the bank was in some crisis.
She swore not to leave until her money was paid but she was forced out in the most brutal manner.
Officials of the Savings and Loans company have since apologized for the incident and have promised to investigate the matter.