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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Army Dismiss Soldier Who Allegedly Raped AAUA Student


The authorities of the Nigerian Army have dismissed a soldier who allegedly raped a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA) Ondo State.
The suspects had also been handed over to the Ondo State Police Command for prosecution.
The Politico had reported that the victim, who is said to be a 300-level student of the Department of Religious and African Studies of the university was allegedly raped by some soldiers at a checkpoint in Ikare Akoko on Wednesday penultimate week.
The student was allegedly forced to alight from a commercial bus, by one of the soldiers.
He allegedly dragged the victim into a cubicle at the back of checkpoint, where she was allegedly assaulted sexually.
The victim was said to be returning from the campus on Wednesday when the incident happened.
It was earlier reported that the student was gang-raped but it was gathered that the investigation of the army revealed that only one of the soldiers committed the offence.
The Politico learnt that earlier before  handing over of the case to the police, the suspect, who was identified as Lance Corporal Sunday Adelola, has been dismissed from the service by the army.
The Commander of the 32 Artillery Brigade Akure, Brig. Gen. Zakari Abubakar, had earlier promised to transfer the case to the police, after the alleged randy soldier must have been sacked and the investigation concluded.
Abubakar, while speaking with journalists had said justice would be would done on the matter, saying the army would try the suspect internally and if found guilty, the suspect’s uniform would be removed after which he would be transferred to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
A source in the barracks, confirmed to The Politico that he (Lance Corporal Adelola) had been tried at the brigade and he had been sacked before the suspect was handed over to the police.
The source said, ” He has been sacked from service and he has been transferred to the police for prosecution . The army does not tolerate indiscipline. ”
The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) of the state command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the development to our correspondent and said the suspect would soon be charged to court.
” I can confirm to you that the soldier has been handed over to us, we will soon charge him to court,” Joseph stated.
- The Politico

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