The Benue State Police has dismissed a Constable, Belasa Iyangedue, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old who was in detention.
Benue Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka disclosed this on Tuesday in Makurdi.
According to him, Iyangedue had been arraigned as the police had the statutory responsibility to fight crime.
"Iyangedue’s offence, was against the ethics of the profession.
"The dismissed constable allegedly committed the offence at Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station at Konshisha Local Government Area.
“He was not only dismissed but he is facing prosecution. When civilians commit such offence they are prosecuted.
"He is facing dismissal and prosecution,’’ Onyeka said.
Police detained the rape victim on August 15, 2023, for alleged defamation but the dismissed constable allegedly took her out of the cell and into the Divisional Police Officer’s office where he raped her.
Upon her release from detention the day after, the victim reported the incident to the police.