The police administration says they have no further interest in the criminal case involving Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor, the policeman who assaulted a lady at a Midland Savings and Loans branch in Accra.
Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu confirmed the latest regarding Lance Corporal Amanor to Citi News on Monday, March 18, 2019.
According to the ACP Eklu, internal disciplinary processes are still ongoing after the assault which occurred in July 2018 but added that any individual aggrieved by the police’s handling of the case can head to court.
“If somebody is still not satisfied, he can go to court and look at it or revisit again but we have done what we are supposed to do be done as per the law.”
He, however, opined that the Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor has subsequently returned to post.
“There are certain duties that the police officer will not perform,” he said.
“The police officer [Fredrick Amanor] is working now. He is going through internal disciplinary processes. It involves counselling, supervision and all that so what I am saying is that we do not endorse that kind of action but at the end of the day we would have all hoped that the law would have been applied but it ended at a certain point,” ACP Eklu noted.
Fredrick Amanor was arrested and arraigned for assaulting a customer of Midlands Savings and Loans Company in 2018.
But the widely condemned act of police brutality did not result in any conviction in court because the case was discharged due to a purported lack of interest in the trial by the victim, Patience Osafo.
ACP Eklu assured the public that, there was no cause for alarm.