An Accra Circuit presided over by Her Honour, Jane Harriet Naa Akweley Quaye, has admitted the Police office who allegedly assaulted a nursing mother at Midland Savings and Loans, to bail.
The Accused, Frederick Amanor Godzi and three other staff of Midland Savings and Loans, Jocelyn Kukua Fakah (Operations Officer), Portia Shirley Anaman (Customer Service Officer), and Prince Ayensu (Driver), have been admitted to bail in the sum of GHC60,000 each with two sureties who are gainfully employed. Each surety should not earn less than GHC500.00 .
The 1st Accused, Frederick Amanor has been charged with Assault, whereas the other three Accused persons have been charged with abetmemt of crime.
All the Accused persons pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges.
The facts of the case are that on Friday, July 13, 2018, the Complainant, Patience Osafo, went to the Midlands Savings and Loans, Shiashie branch to withdraw money because she was short of funds and had borrowed some monies from other sources.
The Complainant claimed that after waiting for the whole day, the money was not given to her and was asked to return on Monday, 16th July, 2018.
On the said Monday, the Complainant went there in the morning and waited the whole day and still did not get her money with the explanation that, there was a network challenge.
She went there on Tuesday and Wednesday and she was still not given the money after waiting the whole day.
On all these days, she was asked to leave the banking hall and come the next day.
On Thursday, 19th July, 2018, she went to the bank again at about 7:30 am and waited till about 4 pm.
The Complainant approached the 2nd Accused and pleaded that GHC100.00 be given to her to at least fend for herself and her children and vowed not to leave.
It was during her protest that the 1st Accused was invited by the 2nd Accused, Joyceline Fakah, to pull her out and it resulted in a scuffle.
The 2nd Accused, Shirley Portia Anaman, is alleged to have taken the video of the incident, whereas the 4th Accused, Prince Ayesu is accused of having assisted the 1st Accused in driving the woman out of the banking hall.
The case has been adjourned to 30th August, 2018.