Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans closed temporarily over assault

The Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loan where a middle-aged woman was last week assaulted by a policeman has temporarily been closed for business. As at 8:30 am Monday when Onua FM visited the premises, the offices were closed for business activities for the day. It is unclear what has caused management of the company to close the branch for business until Tuesday, July 24. “Dear all, please note that our banking hall shall not open today 23rd July 2018 for business. We shall open for business from 24th July 2018. Sorry for any incontinence caused you,” a management notice pasted in front of the banking hall read.A video emerged on social media Friday, showing a policeman beating up a woman who carried a baby at the premises of the headquarters of Midland Savings and Loans at Shiashe in Accra.The woman,Patience Osafo, was said to have refused leaving the banking hall after the company failed to allow her withdraw GHC250 from her savings account, prompting some staff to allegedly call in the AK-47-wielding policeman to get her out and in the process, assaulted her. Read: [Video] Police storm Midland’s Savings over police brutality on nursing mother The company has admitted the issue was not handled properly and has since issued an apology to the assaulted customer and the general public. On Friday the company said it was working to ensure that the victim is properly compensated. “More importantly you need to know we are engaged with the customer concerned to make sure that she receives full compensation, full attention and full apology from the company”, Public Relations and Marketing Manager of the company, George Paa Kow Hagan, told Several Ghanaians, including President Nana Akufo-Addo have condemned the brutality. The policeman, at the centre of the incident,Frederick Amanor Skalla, has since been arrested by the Police on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, for investigations and prosecution. He has also been interdicted pending disciplinary action against him

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By Kweku Antwi-Otoo||Ghana]]>