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Police Officer dismissed with disgrace for raping crime victim


Police Officer dismissed with disgrace for raping crime victim

D/IP Balikowa Godfrey the incharge CID at Namusita police post has been dismissed from the force for scandalous behaviour and charged with Rape, of a 30-year-old housewife, from Kalambo village, Ndolwe sub-county.

It is alleged that the victim had gone to report a case of domestic violence, against her husband, Odere Ronald, on 12/10/2023 at around 11 a.m.

A team of 3 police officers, went to her home to arrest her husband, but they did not find him at home. The victim feared to return to her home until the husband was arrested. However, at around 6:30 p.m., the officer asked the victim to move with him, since he had found a place for her to sleep.

He instead drove her to his home in Nakabira police barracks, bought her food and drinks, and afterwards sexually assaulted her, on two occasions. In the morning, at around 9 a.m., he dropped the victim near Namusita police post and promised to arrest her husband.

SCP Enanga Fred the police spokesperson told the press that during the day, the victim’s husband Odere Ronald, was arrested, and a statement was recorded from him. The husband paid for his wife’s treatment. After this, the victim reported her second case of rape at the station and the suspect was arrested.

“We wish to warn all female victims/suspects at police to be extra cautious when dealing with officers of the opposite sex. The victim was vulnerable, when the suspect took him into his room, and conducted himself in a scandalous manner, by sexually assaulting her. As the UPF we strongly condemn such acts of abuse of authority by a few bad elements in the force. We continue to maintain our zero tolerance against acts of sexual violence against vulnerable women. The suspect is to be arraigned in court for Rape,” said Enanga.

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