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Police dismiss officer over rape of 16-year-old girl in detention



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The Benue State Police Command has dismissed a constable named Belasa Iyange for raping a 16-year-old girl while she was in jail.

While detained at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Tse Agbaragba, Konshisha Local Government Area of the state, a constable masquerading as an aide entered the female cell, took her into an office, and had sexual intercourse with her against her consent.

The matter was reported to the Force Divisional Officer by the underage female. The constable was arrested as a result, and the case was sent over to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Makurdi.

The constable is already being prosecuted at the Magistrate’s Court in Makurdi, Benue State’s capital.

As a result, authorities fired the constable because he was facing legal action.

Bartholomew Onyeka, the state Commissioner of police, confirmed the development on Tuesday in Makurdi, saying that the force was a very disciplined institution.

The CP said, “The dismissed constable committed the crime at Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station, Konshisha LGA.

“Police is a disciplined organ, and it is the statutory organ responsible for crime, fighting crime, and management. Such people are not allowed to stay in the system. He was not only dismissed; he is also facing prosecution.”

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