Abuja - A Police officer has been dismissed from the force after he allegedly raped a minor.The ex-policeman allegedly violated the minor’s rights at Kabayi area of Mararaba in Nasarawa State.
He has since been charged for rape at the Nasarawa High Court in September.Frank Mba, the force Public Relations Officer, said the suspect was dismissed after an in-house administrative disciplinary panel (Orderly Room) indicted him for the disciplinary offences of discreditable conduct and conduct unbecoming of an officer.
“The attention of the Police High Command has been drawn to news being circulated in some quarters, of alleged complacency of the Police Force in handling the case of alleged rape against one Cpl Anthony Onoja. Contrary to these false and clearly twisted facts, the Nigeria Police has since September 13 dismissed Cpl Anthony Onoja.”
Mba added that a full scale criminal investigation of the alleged offence was conducted by the Anti-Human Rights Section of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Nasarawa State Police Command.
He denied any wrongdoing by the force in handling the case.
“The Nigeria Police Force, in the light of the foregoing, finds it rather preposterous that well-meaning Nigerians will insinuate that the Force concealed and thereby condoned the condemnable action of Anthony Onoja.
Without fear of contradiction, the Nigeria Police Force remains one of the most self-cleansing institutions in the country and has always disciplined its erring personnel without any prompting from any quarter.”
– CAJ News