Benue police dismiss constable for raping a 16-yr-old girl in detention

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The Benue State Police Command has dismissed one Belasa Iyangedue, a constable for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl who was in detention.

It was gathered that police detained the rape victim on August 15 for alleged defamation at the Divisional Police headquarters, Tse Agbaragba, Konshisha LGA of the state.

While in detention, the constable, who disguised to be assisting the girl went into the female cell, took her into an office where he raped her.

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The underage girl was said to have reported the case to the DPO. This led to the arrest of the constable and the case was brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi.

This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka on October 3rd in Makurdi, the state’s capital.

According to the CP, “He was not only dismissed but he is facing prosecution. When civilians commit such offences they are prosecuted. He is facing dismissal & prosecution.”


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