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Nigeria Police Force dismiss constable for raping 16-year-old girl in detention

The Benue state police command dismissed a constable, Belasa Iyange, for raping a 16-year-old girl in detention.

While in detention at the Divisional Police headquarters, Tse Agbaragba in Konshisha local government area of the state, the constable, who disguised to be assisting the girl, went into the female cell, took her into an office and had sexual intercourse with her against her consent.

The underage girl was said to have reported the case to the Divisional Police Officer.

Punch reports that this led to the constable’s arrest, and the case was brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi.

The constable is already facing prosecution at the Magistrate’s Court, Makurdi, capital of Benue State.

Consequently, police authorities dismissed the constable as he faced litigation.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bartholomew Onyeka, confirmed the development on Tuesday in Makurdi, adding that the Force was a very disciplined organisation.

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

“The police is a disciplined organ, and it is the statutory organ responsible for crime and fighting crime and management.

“Such persons are not allowed to stay in the system. He was not only dismissed, he is also facing prosecution.”

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