Safety Advocacy Group, National Safety Campaign (NASACA) has slammed Midland Savings and Loans over the statement the company issued following the police brutality meted out to a customer of the company two days ago.
The interdicted officer, Lance Corporal Fredic Amanor was exposed in a video assaulting, kicking and slapping a customer of the Shiashie branch of the company after ordering her to walk out of the banking hall because they have closed.
His action angered social media users after the video went viral.
The company issued a statement to apologize for the assault on the victim, Patience Osarfo.
Midland assured customers of their safety in a statement that read: ‘’ ‘’the management of Midland Savings and Loans condemns in no uncertain terms the act of brutality meted out to a customer by a security officer at one of our branches.
‘’We wish to render an unqualified apology to the customer in question and the general public for the uncivilised act.
We have reported the matter to the police for the necessary action to be taken to ensure our client gets justice.
We want to assure the public that we are an institution that really cares about the welfare and safety of our customers.’’
But NASACA believes the statement by the company was an afterthought.
They have also called for compensation for the assaulted victim and the grandchild.
They have also called for the prosecution of staff of the company who were present when the incident occurred.
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They have also commended the Gender Ministry, the Police for the action taken so fat after the incident occurred.
SHOULD MIDLAND TALK ABOUT CARE AND SAFETY?
Following the so-called apology letter from the management of Midland Savings and Loans to the brutalized victim customer of theirs, Patience Osarfo, National Safety Campaign (NASACA) want to ask, does the company has the right to talk about care and SAFETY at this point in time? If the company is indeed one that care and consider SAFETY, why wasn't it realized in the staff members of its Shiashie branch where the vulnerable customer of theirs was bitterly suffered such kind of assault by a hired uniformed police officer?
NASACA is of the view that the police officer, Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor (Skalla) alone cannot stand trial, but the bank too whose employees looked on for the policeman to harass the poor nursing mother to that extent. It is a shame to the nation's security and a torture to entire womanhood.
The need for a befitting compensation for the victims (mother and child) is also paramount.
Thankfully, the ministries of Interior including its law enforcement arm, the police service, and Gender,Children and Social Protection are showing up in this unfortunate moment. As a police officer, society see no reason for him molesting someone, most especially, a woman. Worse of all, a nursing mother when he was to protect such per training and mandate.
We ask that the institutions keep on their feet to ensure full course for justice to prevail.
NASACA is by this condemning the barbaric act and is pleading with the entire womanhood to pardon it.
Naturally, both the mother and her yet to attain three months old baby are not sound and are to be given special care to enable them recover from any form of possible trauma. Here, we call for the attention of the health sector.
As a society, we are SAFETY minded in our own interest.
Don't wait till it occurs
SAFETY advocate and President