Police officer in Busia was caught pants down while dishing on a COVID-19 patient who had been placed in isolation.
The female COVID-19 patient had been quarantined at the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC) in Busia.
The Busia ATC is normally watched by hawk-eyed by three police officers and three prison warders so as to house COVID-19 patients from the Busia GK Prison and the nearby community .
The two groups (inmates and ordinary citizens) are, however, kept in separate wards.
On Thursday at around 10 pm, a prison warder officer identified as Police Constable Emmanuel Ng’etich, began engaging a COVID-19 patient in an oral manners
Constable Jeff Obondo, his fellow warder, was shocked by the incident and immediately alerted the guard room of the Ngerich’s actions
“All the officers [thereafter] went to check what was happening.
However, they did not find Ng’etich and the COVID-19 patient. [As a result], they became suspicious and started looking around.
Several minutes past 10pm, they heard noise and commotion emanating from the women’s ward,” says a police report filed at the Busia Police Station at 00:30am Friday.
“The police officers rushed there and found all the female patients outside, complaining that Police Constable Ng’etich was raping the lady [she had earlier struck a conversation with].”
Authorities say when they went into the woman’s room, they found her and Ng’etich naked in bed.
However, another quarantined female COVID-19 patient noted that the victim had consent to sex but later changed the story to rape when she was discovered
Police Constable Ng’etich was arrested and his fire arm taken away, besides he was also put under quarantine at the same facility .
Investigations have been launched into the matter, this is according to Busia County Police Commander John Notice.