The Nigeria Army has officially dismissed an officer accused of raping a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State at a military checkpoint.
They (Army) handed the suspect over to the Ondo State Command for further prosecution.
The victim, a 300-level student of the Department of Religious and African Studies, was allegedly gang-raped by soldiers at a checkpoint
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The military also tried dismissing the accusation earlier tagging it as false. They also later revealed that the student was raped by one of the soldiers, according to its investigations.
It was also earlier noted that the Commander of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Brig. Gen. Zakari Abubakar, had earlier promised to transfer the case to the police after the accused soldier must have been sacked and the investigation concluded.
He had since confirmed that the culprit, Lance Corporal Adelola, had been tried and sacked.
“He has been sacked from service and he has been transferred to the police for prosecution. The army does not tolerate indiscipline”
The Ondo State Police Spokesman, Femi Joseph, also confirmed the transfer saying the case would be taken to court
I can confirm to you that the (former) soldier has been handed over to us, we will soon charge him to court
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