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NIGERIA: Police Dismiss Corporal for Alleged Rape

The Plateau State Police Command has dismissed a police corporal, Damudu Bzibu, who was accused of raping a four-year-old girl.

Bzibu, with force number, 378612, was a riot police man attached to the Special Task Force (STF) on security in Jos, when he, on March 26, at Kassa in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, the girl and raped her in a makeshift tent.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Chris Olakpe, who yesterday paraded the suspect alongside other criminals at the state police headquarters in Jos, said the girl’s father found out when he came back from work that she was bleeding profusely, and when he asked her what happened, she said she was raped by a policeman.

Olakpe said the suspect was later identified as Bzibu of 14 PMF, Makurdi attached to Sector 7 of STF.

He said the Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Abubakar had shown a special interest in the rape case, adding that the suspect was given orderly room trial, found guilty, and dismissed.

The commissioner also paraded a 12-year-old boy, who out of anger over a domestic quarrel, stabbed his elder brother to  death.

Also arrested and paraded were four armed robbers, who invaded the home of a Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Julie Anpe. The robbers were said to have been arrested by men of ‘A’ Division, led by Victor Dimkpa, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).

Other suspects paraded were Benjamin Toma, who beat his wife to death and later hanged her to fake suicide, because “she did not yield to his special advances.” Another suspect, who along with four others, are now at large, conspired to kill a 20-year-old boy.

Also paraded was a cattle rustler, who came from Benue State to steal cows in Jos. The commissioner said the suspect was arrested with 16 cows.
The commissioner said all the suspects would soon be charged to court, while assuring the public that the case against the rapist policeman would be covered by the media.

He also displayed some recovered cars and urged members of the public who lost their vehicles to report to the police with proper identification for collection

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