The Benue State Police Command has dismissed and charged a constable, Belasa Iyangedue for raping a 16-year-old kept in detention.
The Daily Vendor learnt that the victim was detained for defamation.
While in detention at the Divisional Police headquarters, Tse Agbaragba in the Konshisha Local Government Area of the state, the constable who pretended to be assisting her, reportedly went into the female cell and took her into an office where he had sexual intercourse with her against her consent.
The underage girl was said to have reported the case to the Divisional Police Officer leading to the arrest of the constable and the case brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi.
The constable is already being prosecuted at the Magistrates’ Court, Makurdi.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bartholomew Onyeka, confirmed his dismissal to journalists on Tuesday in Makurdi.
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.”