Some soldiers of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Military have been alleged to have gang-raped a 300-level scholar of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on the navy checkpoint at Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East Native Authorities Space of Ondo State.
In accordance with a supply, the sufferer, a 300-level student of the Department of Non secular and African Research of AAUA, was on her approach to Ikare-Akoko from campus when the incident occurred.
The supply recognized one of many troopers as Lance Corporal Sunday, alleging that the sufferer was raped serially by the troopers.
The supply added that one of many soldiers recognized as Lance Corporal Sunday, who allegedly ordered the sufferer to get down from a mini bus and took her right into a cubicle behind the checkpoint the place they (troopers) allegedly had canal information of the sufferer forcefully.
A scholar of the establishment, who craved for anonymity, mentioned the troopers on the Ikare checkpoint had been keen on molesting the feminine college students who pass-by the checkpoint.
“We had been coming from Akungba in a mini bus on Wednesday night, on attending to the checkpoint, the soldier (Sunday) appeared inside our taxi and pointed to the girl and ordered her to get down. We didn’t know why he did that. When the girl alighted, he took her to their mini-barracks and requested us to go away the scene.
“Out of worry we left the place, hoping that she can be launched instantly however she was not launched till after one hour later. After that, we found that she was serially raped by the troopers on the checkpoint.
“Instantly we went to Ikare Police Station to report the incident and rushed her to Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko for examination and remedy as I’m speaking to you, she is on the hospital.
She added “This isn’t the primary time such a factor can be taking place at the soldiers’ checkpoint within the city. The commuters who’re largely college students that stay in Ikare are sometimes asexually harassed particularly within the night. The troopers can be utilizing their palms to press our breasts whereas inside a cab, within the title of cease and search.”
In the meantime, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko, Dr Olawale Oguntuase confirmed that the girl was delivered to the hospital on Wednesday’s evening for remedy.
Dr Oguntuase, nonetheless, mentioned results of medical examination carried out on her was but to be prepared on Thursday to establish if it was a case of rape.
Confirming the incident, a police supply on the Ikare Police Station in Igbede space of Ikare-Akoko, who confirmed that the incident, disclosed that the problem was reported on the station at about 7.15pm on Wednesday, including that the police had stepped into the matter.
The supply confirmed that the title of Lance Corporal Sunday was talked about within the assertion written by the criticism.
“The matter was reported right here however I gained’t say extra on it , once we full our investigation, it might be despatched to the headquarters in Akure,” he said.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, nonetheless, mentioned he was not conscious of the incident.
“I’ve not been briefed in regards to the matter, I must name the Ikare Division and I’ll name you again once I get the small print,” Joseph mentioned.
Nonetheless, up until the time of submitting this report, the police spokesman didn’t name again.
The Brigade Commander of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Brig. Gen. Zakari Abubakar, when contacted on the matter, on the phone, said that he was at a gathering and promised to name again.
The administration of the AAUA was mentioned to have begun investigation into the matter.
The Head of Media and Protocol Unit of the college, Mr. Victor Akinpelumi confirmed that the administration of the establishment was conscious of the incident and had began investigation into it.
In accordance with him, “The administration is conscious and investigation had commenced. The college has arrange a panel to look into the matter and we’ll get again to you.”