Thirty-six-year-old Patience Osafo has been speaking about her ordeal at the head office of Midland Savings and Loans at Siashie in Accra.
According to her, she was at the bank on Thursday to withdraw her 2-month savings to enable her payback money a friend lend her.
But after waiting several hours, the police officer started assaulting her at about 4:30 PM.
In a video that has gone viral on social media platforms, the police officer, Frederick Amanor also known as Skalla is seen throwing blows at Patience Osafo in the banking hall.
He first hit the woman and her baby several times in the head before whilst landing slaps and punches on the woman’s face amid cries from the helpless woman.
But Patience told UTV Friday night the policeman hit her head several times with the butt of his riffle which was not even captured in the video.
“I didn’t do or said anything bad to the policeman. I only went there to withdraw my money after they called me and other traders to come for our money. We got there before 4pm but the tellers kept telling us they were keying the money.
They never came back o us until the policeman inform us that they had closed so they can no longer give us our money. At that time, I told them I can’t leave because I owed a friend and needed to pay back,” she narrated.
Patience who sells toffees for survival from her rented kiosk where she lives with her kids says she was later paid by a man she described as the ‘boss’ of the bank.
Mr. Amanor has since been picked up after his actions were condemned by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry and Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu.
He has since been interdicted.