A police officer under the Benue State command has been dismissed for allegedly raping a 16 years old teenager while in detention.
The Benue State Police Command has dismissed one of its personnel, Belasa Iyangedue, a constable for allegedly raping a 16 years old girl identified as Nguemo Terkaa while in detention.
The incident was confirmed by the State Commissioner of Police Bartholomew Onyeka on Tuesday, October 3, in Makurdi.
According to CP Onyeka, the dismissed constable committed the crime at Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station, Konshisha LGA.
He also added that the dismissed constable is currently facing prosecution.
Accordingly to reports, the victim was detained at the Station on 15th August over a defamation offence.
However, while in police detention, she was allegedly removed from the lady from her cell at night and took her into one of the offices where he allegedly raped her.
After her release on bail the next day, the victim reported the incident to the Divisional Police officer (DCO) leading to the arrest of the constable and commencement of investigation.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bartholomew Onyeka, said, “The dismissed constable committed the crime at Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station, Konshisha LGA.
“The police is a disciplined organ and being the statutory organ responsible for crime and fighting crime and management, such people are not allowed to stay in the system.
“He was not only dismissed, he is facing prosecution.”
Belasa Iyangedue dismissal comes barely a year after he was celebrated on Facebook by friends following his passing out parade after months of training to join the police force.