The Nigerian army has dismissed the soldier who raped a 300-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko (AAUA) and handed him over to the police.
The soldier was found guilty of the rape allegation by the university student after a trial by the Nigerian army. He has now been dismissed from the service and handed over to the police for prosecution.
“He has been sacked from service and he has been transferred to the police for prosecution . The army does not tolerate indiscipline” an army source said.
Ondo State Police command spokesperson Femi Joseph, confirmed the soldier is in their custody and will soon be charged to court.
“I can confirm to you that the soldier has been handed over to us, he will soon charge him to court,” Joseph said.
Recall that we earlier reported that the University student was allegedly raped by the soldier while on her way home from the Adekunle Ajasin University campus. Doctors however confirmed the rape.
The brigade had initially denied the rape allegation but was later put under pressure by the interference of the media who made the story go viral.
The Brigade Commander Zakari Abubakar, allegedly claimed that the rape allegation might be a ploy to weaken the army’s plan to counter kidnappers when he initially got the first report on Wednesday July 31.