A police constable (name withheld) serving in Tseagbargba, Konshisa Local Government Area of Benue State raped an under-aged detainee
Batholomew Oyeka, the commissioner of Police in the state disclosed this to journalists in Makurdi on Tuesday.
The officer who pretended to be assisting the detained teenager reportedly lured her and later had carnal knowledge with her before she later reported the case to the divisional police officer in the local government.
The police commissioner said the police officer had been dismissed and also confirmed that legal proceedings has already been taken against the alleged rapist “He was not only dismissed; he is facing prosecution.”
While giving details the commissioner of police noted that the dismissed constable committed the crime at Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station, Konshisha LGA.
He explained that “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.