Friday, 2 January 2009

Policeman faces the sack, charges over rape of niece

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

Police have launched investigations into claims that one of its officers attached to Igogo police post raped his niece, who at the time was a Form Three student.

The policeman (name withheld) allegedly seized the opportunity of a power cut about nine months ago to rape the schoolgirl.

The policeman is reported to have threatened to kill his victim if she told anyone about the incident which led to the girl getting pregnant.

Mwanza acting regional police commander Khamis Bhai said the police officer would first be court martialled, expelled from the force before he is prosecuted in a civilian court.

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