AAUA student rape: Indicted soldier arraigned in Akure

AAUA student rape: Indicted soldier arraigned in Akure

- A dismissed Nigerian soldier, Sunday Awolola, is arraigned before a court in Akure, Ondo state for the alleged rape of a female student

- Awolola is believed to have committed the offence in contravention of the laws of the state where the tertiary institution is located

- The presiding magistrate, Mayowa Olanipekun, adjourns the case till Friday, August 16, 2019

Sunday Awolola, a serving soldier with the Nigerian Army, who allegedly defiled a 300-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo state, has been arraigned.

Awolola, 33, was arraigned on Wednesday, August 14, at the magistrate court sitting in Akure, capital of Ondo state, The Nation reports.

The act is contrary to section 357 and punishable under section 358 of the criminal code cap 37 vol laws of the state.

Soldier who allegedly raped female university student arraigned in Akure

The soldier was arraigned in Akure, Ondo state Credit: The Nation
Source: UGC

Attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Awolola reportedly carried out the act against the student at a military checkpoint along Ikare Akoko-Akungba Akoko road on July 31, 2019.

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The magistrate, Mayowa Olanipekun, adjourned the case till Friday, August 16, 2019.

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Legit.ng earlier reported how Sunday Awolola was dismissed over the alleged offence.

Adelola, a lance corporal, was dismissed after an in-house military trial by the Army authorities at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment in Akure, Ondo State.

He was immediately handed over to the police for further questioning and arraignment in court.

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