Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Afia Tenge, has said that the police will not relent on their effort to getting to the bottom of an alleged assault case that happened at Marwako Restaurant.
A supervisor at the Abelemkpe branch of the Restaurant has been charged with assault for allegedly dipping the face of female employee into pepper.
This, the Police PRO said is not the first time such incident had occurred hence the reason why she hopes the two parties would not allow the case to travel the full length and not opt for an out of court settlement.
Evelyn Boakye 25, the victim, had her face allegedly rubbed in blended pepper for more than 10 minutes while Jihad Thaabn, 26, her Lebanese supervisor, squeezed her neck and yelled abusive words at her.
Ever since the assault was reported in the media, Ghanaians on social media have called for the boycott of food of the Restaurant.
They argue that the decision to stop patronizing meals of the restaurant will serve as a deterrent to other expatriate companies who flout the laws of the country.
But the police PRO said the police are much involved hence the duty of the police to seek justice for the victim.
“The regional police command wants to get involved due to how strong the case is. Investigations are underway. The situation is sad. This morning, we would meet both parties. But if they withdraw the case from the police station through a formal letter, we can’t drag it to court.
“We have had such cases all the time and the public comes to fire the police for not doing their work and it really affects us. We hope to be given the chance to do what we have to do to…” she said on Class FM Tuesday.
Source: Ghana | Adomonline.com | Dennis Kofi Adu