Nigeria: Cassava Matter: Five Soldiers Arrested For Gang-Raping Student

The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Akure says it has arrested soldiers accused of gang-raping a 300-level student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.

The brigade had initially denied the story and evaded the media, but apparently bowed to pressure from the university amid media reports.

The student who is of the Department of Religious and African Studies of the university was reportedly raped by the soldiers on Wednesday, at an army checkpoint located on Ikare Akoko road.

The student was allegedly forced to alight from a commercial bus by one of the soldiers, lance corporal, who ordered the driver and other passengers to leave.

She was then taken into a military cubicle at the back of checkpoint, where she was allegedly assaulted sexually.

Sources: Premium Times

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