Midland customers angry storm Shiashie branch for their monies

Scores of customers of trouble-hit financial institution, Midland Savings and Loans Limited yesterday besieged the premises of the Shiashie branch, which is the headquarters of the firm, to withdraw their monies.

The development comes on the back of the assault of a customer by a police officer who was on duty at the facility last week.

Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor brutishly assaulted the 36-year-old customer in the banking hall over a misunderstanding following her inability to withdraw GHC250.

A footage of Lance Corporal Amanor in uniform assaulting the woman with a baby strapped behind her on social media sparked outrage among Ghanaians over the weekend.

The 1:26 seconds amateur video showed the officer, who had a gun with him, hitting the woman on the head repeatedly and slapping her at a point, despite a desperate attempt by an unidentified man to separate them.

Although the firm apologised and suspended five of their staff over the incident, there have been calls by some Ghanaians on social media for customers to withdraw their funds from the company.

A visit to the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings & Loans Ltd., yesterday showed a picture of angry customers demanding their monies even though the branch did not operate.

Meanwhile, the central bank-Bank of Ghana (BoG), has began investigations into the operations of the savings and loans company.

Also, the police officer involved is being prosecuted by the police service.

 

Story: Gottlieb BAAKO

Writer’s Email: gottlieb.baako@todaygh.com

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