- Iyange, a constable, was disengaged from the force by the police hierarchy in Benue State
- The rape incident happened at the Divisional Police headquarters, Tse Agbaragba, Konshisha Local Government Area of the state
One Belasa Iyange, a police officer in Benue State, has been dismissed for raping a 16-year-old girl who was in detention.
Iyange, a constable, was disengaged from the force by the police hierarchy in the State.
The rape incident happened at the Divisional Police headquarters, Tse Agbaragba, Konshisha Local Government Area of the state.
The constable was said to have taken the victim out of the female cell under the guise of trying to help her, took her into an office and had sexual intercourse with her against her consent.
The underage girl was said to have reported the case to the Divisional Police Officer. This led to the arrest of the constable and the case was brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi.
The constable is already facing prosecution at the Magistrate’s Court, Makurdi, capital of Benue State.
Consequently, police authorities dismissed the constable as he faced litigation.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bartholomew Onyeka, confirmed Iyange dismissal on Tuesday in Makurdi.
He stated that the Force was a very disciplined organisation.
The CP said, “The dismissed constable committed the crime at Tse Agbaragba Divisional Police Station, Konshisha LGA.
“Police is a disciplined organ and it is the statutory organ responsible for crime and fighting crime and management. Such persons are not allowed to stay in the system. He was not only dismissed, he is also facing prosecution.”