Police officer Ouma found guilty of raping woman who went to report case


Police officer Ouma found guilty of raping woman who went to report case

A court has found a police officer guilty of raping a woman who had gone to report a case at the Lamu Police Station.

Lamu Principal Magistrate Allan Temba found Rodgers Ouma guilty of rape and abuse of his position of authority as a police officer.

He will be sentenced on Friday July 3, 2020.

The Prosecution led by Eddie Kaddebe proved to court how Ouma lured the woman to his house at Langoni Police Lines.

“The court heard that the 26-year-old woman had on December 8, 2019 at 8pm gone to report that her husband was forcing her to take abortion pills to terminate an unwanted pregnancy,” the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution said on Twitter.

It was reported that the woman had braved the rains and was on her way home when somebody stopped her.

The person identified himself as Police Officer Ouma from the Lamu station, perused through her complaint, got her mobile number and said he was willing to help.

“…the woman trusted the officer as a person in authority, genuinely willing to follow the case. The officer asked that they walk together as they were going in same direction. He offered her shelter for rains to subside,” the ODPP added.

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