Nigeria Army on Friday handed over to the Ondo State Police Command a soldier who allegedly raped a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko for prosecution.
The victim, a 300-level student of the department of Religious and African Studies, was allegedly raped by a soldier attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian army at Ikare Akoko. The suspect who was identified as Sunday Adelola was said to have been dismissed from service before he was handed over to the police.
The Commander of 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Brig. Gen. Zakari Abubakar, had promised to transfer the case to the Nigerian Police after concluding investigation on the case.
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It was earlier reported that the student was gang-raped, but investigations by the Nigerian Army revealed that only one of the soldiers committed the offense. A military source in the barracks confirmed that the suspect had been dismissed and has now been over to the police.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Ondo State Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the news, saying that the suspect would soon appear in court.