The Nigeria Army has dismissed an officer accused of raping a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State at a military checkpoint along Ikare Akoko-Akungba Akoko Road.
The Army has also handed over the suspect, simply identified as Lance Corporal Adelola, to the Ondo State Police Command for prosecution.
The victim, a 300-level student of the Department of Religious and African Studies of the university, was allegedly gang-raped by soldiers attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army inside a shed at the checkpoint, while the student was returning from the school.
A source said, “He has been sacked from service and he has been transferred to the police for prosecution.
“The army does not tolerate indiscipline. ”
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the development and said the suspect would soon be charged to court.
Joseph said: “I can confirm to you that the (former) soldier has been handed over to us.
“We will soon charge him to court