Midland saga: Woman is a thief, deserved more beatings
It appears not everyone sympathises with the elderly woman, Patience Osarfo who had the beatings of her life when a policeman at the Midland Savings and Loans bank directed his fury at her and beat her to a pulp Thursday.
While the entire country is outraged by the unfortunate barbaric incident, controversial leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor thinks the police officer is being victimized for simply meting out his duties and ‘protecting’ the bank from being robbed.
She is captured in an audio, registering her displeasure about what she describes as the ‘unfair’ treatment being given to the Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor after his act. Madam Donkor says she has evidence to prove that the victim, Patience is a thief who was merely posing as a desperate nursing mother just so she could observe happenings at the bank and alert her accomplice armed robbers to execute their operation when there was less activity going on at the bank.
According to her, using women as accomplices is a tactic which robbers have adopted to facilitate their operations considering that they are weaker and easier to believe and consider.
“When things are going and you don’t know, be open to learn. Women lately negotiate with armed robbers and pull stunts on banks. She said she was redrawing money, how much money was she taking so much so that she had to spend a week at the bank? It’s obvious she was sent by robbers, it’s what they do. Some women fake pregnancy and labour by putting clothes on their tummies to trick drivers by the roadside and get their accomplices to rob them when they pick them”.
She believes the woman with her two-month-baby should have been given more beatings than she received at the bank because she deserved it.
“The beatings they gave her were not enough, they should have beaten her even more because she is a thief. That’s what the ladies do now and I have evidence to back it. I don’t know either of the two people; the policeman nor the woman but I’m telling you the facts on the ground. They plan, get to the targeted location, wait till there are just a few persons and then they execute their plans”.
She is ready to submit her evidence to the courts if L/Cpl Amanor is sacked by the IGP and taken to court.
“I will even go and bail him if he is sacked. I want to know which court the IGP intends to take him to, I will go there personally, surrender the evidence I have and fully support the policeman”.