Some troopers of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Military have been alleged to have gang-raped a 300-level pupil of Adekunle Ajasin College, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on the army checkpoint at Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East Native Authorities Space of Ondo State.
In line with a supply, the sufferer, a 300-level pupil of the Division of Spiritual and African Research of AAUA, was on her solution 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 troopers 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 data of the sufferer forcefully.
A pupil of the establishment, who craved for anonymity, mentioned the troopers on the Ikare checkpoint had been fond 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) seemed 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 shall 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 therapy as I’m speaking to you, she is on the hospital.
“This isn’t the primary time such a factor shall be occurring on the troopers’ checkpoint within the city. The commuters who’re principally college students that stay in Ikare are sometimes asexually harassed particularly within the night. The troopers shall be utilizing their arms 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 night time for therapy.
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 difficulty 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 grievance.
“The matter was reported right here however I gained’t say extra on it , after we full our investigation, it will 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 should name the Ikare Division and I’ll name you again after I get the small print,” Joseph mentioned.
Nevertheless, 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 line with him,
“The administration is conscious and investigation had commenced. The college has arrange a panel to look into the matter and we are going to get again to you.”
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