An Inspector of Police, Joseph Etuk, who was attached to Mkpat Enin Police Division, Akwa Ibom State, has been dismissed for raping a 15-year-old school girl.
Chukwu Ikechukwu, Police spokesperson in the state, said on Thursday that Etuk had been dismissed since April 2017.
Ikechukwu said, “From the reliable information available to us, the man was dismissed on the last week of April 2017.”
Sometime in July 2016, the media was abuzz with the story of a school girl, Mary Udo, who was raped at gunpoint by the dismissed Inspector.
Udo, a senior secondary one pupil of Community Secondary School then, Nyadion, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, had on July 18, 2016, narrated that she was returning from church, African Church, Ikot Abasi-Akpan, when the police team that stood on the road, accosted her.
She explained that the Inspector, having seen her, raised up the gun, set it and pointed it at her, saying if she dared to resist him touching her he would shoot her.
Udo said the Inspector then led her away from other members of the team to a dark portion of the road.
She added that the policeman forcefully ran his fingers through her breasts, lamenting ‘small girl like you possess these types of breasts!’
She stated that the policeman ordered her to undress as he was still pointing a gun at her.
“After he had forced me to remove my clothes, he ordered me to lie down and open my legs. And what I noticed was that he brought out his penis and inserted it into my vagina. As he was romping over me, he forbade me crying as he threatened to shoot me if I should open my mouth.
“But when I could not bear the pains any longer as blood was running out of my private part, he quickly took me into the vehicle and drove to the station, where he detained me from Thursday till Saturday. It was my uncle, Dr. Ime Stephen that came from Abuja and bailed me out with N10,000,” she said.