Benue police dismiss constable for allegedly rap!ng a 16-year-old girl in detention

The Benue State Police Command has dismissed a constable, Belasa Iyangedue, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, Nguemo Terkaa, while in detention.

Bartholomew Onyeka, the State Commissioner of Police, confirmed the incident to journalists on Tuesday, October 2, in Markudi.

He revealed that the suspect committed the heinous act at Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station, Konshisha LGA.

According to him, the victim had been arrested and detained at the station on August 15th for a defamation offense.

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In the middle of the night, the constable allegedly removed her from the cell and took her into one of the offices, where he raped her.

After her release on bail the next day, she reported the incident to the Divisional Police Officer, leading to the arrest of the constable, who is now facing prosecution.

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CP 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.”

The alleged rape incident occurred barely a year after the dismissed constable was celebrated on Facebook by his friends following his passing-out parade, after months of training to join the police force.

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