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AAUA Demands Prosecution Of Soldiers Who Gang-Raped Student

The management of the Adekunle Ajasin
University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has
condemned the alleged sexual assault on
one of its students by soldiers of the 32
Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army.The
soldiers were attached to a checkpoint on
the Akungba Akoko -Ikare Akoko Road.
The victim, a 300-level student of the
Department of Religious and African Studies,
AAUA, was allegedly gang-raped by some
soldiers at the checkpoint on Wednesday.
The victim was allegedly forced to alight
from a commercial bus and dragged into a
makeshift shed by the soldiers at the
checkpoint and sexually assaulted.
The soldiers, who allegedly perpetrated the
act, were said to have been arrested by the
brigade, while the army had commenced
investigation into the matter.
The university, in a statement on Sunday by
its acting Registrar, Mr Opeoluwa
Akinfemiwa, called on the army authorities
to prosecute the perpetrators of the
dastardly act.
The statement read in part, “The university,
after its preliminary investigation, noted
with concern and amazement that soldiers
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, whose
duty, among others, is to protect the lives
of its citizens, can turn around to exhibit
such reprobate tendencies.
“The university, while commending the swift
action taken so far by the Brigade
Commander on this inhuman and brazen
assault on a defenceless and innocent
student, calls on the authorities of the
Nigerian Army to deal decisively with the
perpetrators of the act against humanity.”
The institution urged the army to dismantle
the checkpoint at Ikare, where the crime
was allegedly committed, and move the
soldiers attached to it to Oba-Akoko and
Ido Ani areas in the Ose Local Government
Area of the state, where kidnapping was
It also called on the students to remain
calm while investigation was ongoing into
the matter.
“We will continue to ensure that adequate
security measures are put in place to enable
the students to continue to pursue their
academic activities without molestation,”
the AAUA management added.

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