The Ondo State Police Command on Monday has made it known that the Nigerian Army is yet to transfer the case of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA) undergraduate student that was gang-raped by some soldiers.
The 300 level female student of the institution, was allegedly raped by some soldiers of the 32 Artillery Brigade attached to a checkpoint on the Ikare-Akungba Akoko road last week, but the army said it had arrested the suspects, while investigation was
According to reports made available to schoolworld, the Executive Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu had earlier called on the Army to transfer the case to the police for further investigation and prosecution of the suspects.
According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, the command was awaiting the transfer of the case to the police by the brigade.
“As I am speaking with you, we have yet to receive the case from the army, maybe later we will have the case; but for now, there is nothing of such,” Joseph stated.
However, the Women for Advancement Group, Ondo State chapter, has warned the Army and other stakeholders against sweeping the case under the carpet.
Mrs. Kemi Kamar, the state coordinator of the women group, in a statement condemned the alleged evil act of the soldiers, describing it as barbaric and inhuman.