2 days ago, a video showing a Ghanaian police officer assaulting a nursing mother in a bank in Ghana, went viral on the internet. According to reports, the woman had gone to the bank to make a cash withdrawal from her account but arrived a bit later than banking hours and was asked to leave the bank, but she pleaded to be allowed to make the withdrawal. The police was invited to get her out of the banking hall, and then he chose the rather appalling approach of manhandling the lady with her baby in her hands.
However, the police officer who was identified as Godzi Frederick Amanor, but popularly referred to as Skallabeen be colleagues was quickly arrested and placed behind bars following an order by the Inspector General of Police, Mr David Asante Apeatu, in less than 24 hours after the video hit the internet. Now, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has reacted to the swift manner in which the Ghanaian authorities handled the situation of such police brutality on its soil, something that has become a regular trend in the Nigerian social media communities but receives zero reaction from the appropriate authorities, who rather applaud them for a job well done. Murray tweeted;
It took Ghana’s Inspector General of Police 24 hours to publicly respond to the case of the policeman who brutalised a pregnant woman by sanctioning him. It took 24 hours for Ghana’s President @NAkufoAddo to publicly support what the IGP did. What a lesson for a certain country!