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Police to arraign soldier who allegedlly raped AAUA student

Police to arraign soldier who allegedlly raped AAUA student

By Michael Ofulue
The Ondo State Police Command yesterday said the Soldier who was alleged of raping a female student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), would be charged to court on Wednesday.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph who disclosed this in a chat with The Hope Metro, hinted that police was currently assembling facts for the prosecution of the suspect.

Joseph said the military had last week Friday, handed over the suspect to the command and that he is already in the custody of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) awaiting arraignment.

“The military authority had handed the suspect to us and I can authoritatively confirm this to you. The suspect would be charged to court latest Wednesday or Thursday.

“Before then, we would have assembled all our facts for diligent prosecution. We commend our sister agency for taking necessary steps which will serve as a deterrent to others who might want to indulge in such heinous crime in the future, “he stated.

It would be recalled that a 300-level student in the Department of Religious and African Studies of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba AkoKo (AAUA), was reportedly raped by the Soldier at a make shift house at military check-point in Ikare-Akoko.

The rape story had generated a lot of public outcry, as the wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, decried the act at the office of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie.

The Hope Metro reliably gathered that many national and international organisations had  condemned the act, while they called for the prosecution of the Soldier.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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