Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has alleged that Ghanaians have condemned Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor without giving him a fair hearing.
According to the Lawyer, since the emergence of Corporal Amanor’s assault on Madam Patience Osarfo, no one is granting the said policeman hearing at the court. Including the President and the Ghana Bar Association.
“Ghanaians have turned the said victim into a celebrity giving her various kinds of donations including a house”, He asserted.
The out spoken Lawyer indicated that Ghanaians keep giving her the platform to narrate her story.
Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor, the policeman on duty at Midland savings and loans was captured in a video aggressively beating up Patience Osarfo, a client of the institution as well as the victim.
The victim reported to have visited the bank several days but could not withdraw the money she requested. She vowed not to leave until her money had been paid.
In the video, the police officer was seen beating up the woman with an umbrella several times before resorting to slaps and punches at the victim who was still carrying her grandson.
The police officer was subsequently detained in police custody and later arranged for court.
The viral video generated public outrage, attracting condemnation from Ghanaians including the Ghana Bar Association, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Alliance for Women In Media and other civil society organisations.
The more she narrates her story on the various media plat form, the more donations she gets
The lawyer stated that, “The worst of them all is Midland Savings and Loans. I agree that the bank should collapse if it is collapsing”.
Since the occurrence of this case, Midland has given the woman a house and a sum of money as compensation. If they had done their work well as a financial institution, this would not have happened.
The Legal practitioner claimed that the policeman is in trouble as result of the negligence of the institution since he received instructions from the financial institution to sack the woman from the banking hall.
“The duty of the policeman is to ensure that there is strong security with order and protection”, Lawyer Ampaw claims.
“Anyone seen at the banking hall after working hours is deemed as an enemy or a thief”.
The Barrister made mention that Ghanaians do not respect police personnel. “It is not stated in any law in Ghana that a civilian is authorized to disobey the orders of a police officer”.
He again stated that, It is not in any law in Ghana that fight back when a police man beats you up.
Lawyer Maurice Ampaw concluded that the victim, Madam Patience Osarfo now considers herself as “agyemang” because she thinks what she did was right.
“Ghanaians are being too emotional and sympathetic”, the Lawyer stated.
Story by: Minnette Akuamoah, Michael Nabary &Jennifer Akyereko/Pinkfmonlinegh.com