By Hope Abah Emmanuel
The police in Benue State have dismissed one Belasa Iyangedue, a constable, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl (name withheld) while she was in detention.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Batholomew Onyeka, made the disclosure during a press conference in his office in Makurdi.
Onyeka said that the police force as a disciplined organisation would not tolerate such crime against the ethics of the profession.
He explained that the dismissed constable committed the crime at the Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station in Konshisha LGA, noting that he was already facing prosecution.
He said, “The police is a disciplined organ of government, and being the statutory organ for crime fighting and crime management, people of such character cannot be allowed to be in the system. He was not only dismissed, he is facing prosecution.”