BEVERLY HILLS, August 12, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army has handed over a soldier, Sunday Adelola, to the police authorities for allegedly raping a female student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
Adelola, a Lance Corporal, was dismissed from the army before he was handed over to the police.
His dismissal was said to have followed an in-house military trial by the Army authorities at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment in Akure, Ondo State.
The suspect and other soldiers stationed at the military checkpoint at the Ikare Akoko road, were recently accused of gang-raping the female student on her way from school.
Although it was earlier thought to be a gang rape, investigations by the authorities exonerated the other soldiers.
The university had also carried out an investigation and came out with its position, condemning the action of the soldiers against the student.
It urged the authorities to ensure justice was done to serve as deterrence to others.