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Gov Akeredolu Reveal hot over rape of Ondo varsity student by soldiers, tells Army what to do

The governor of the State of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has called for the immediate prosecution of the soldiers who allegedly raped a 300-level student from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA.

According to Akeredolu in a statement issued by the State Information Commissioner on Saturday and made available to GISTOK , the governor emphasized that soldiers who violated their service code must face the wrath of the law to serve as a deterrent to others.

Recall that a level 300 AAUA student was allegedly raped in a group by soldiers stationed at a checkpoint in Ikare-Akoko, the headquarters of the Northeast Local Government Area of ​​Akoko in Ondo state, Wednesday night.

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GISTOK had reported how one of the soldiers identified as Lance Corporal ordered the victim of the Department of Religious and African Studies of the university to get off a commercial minibus in which he was traveling from the campus to Ikare. Akoko

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that the soldiers had been arrested Friday by the Brigade Commander of the 32nd Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, Ondo State, Brig. General Abubakar Zakari.

While praising Brig. General Zakari for fishing for the guilty, Akeredolu said his administration would not tolerate such an act, particularly those who, according to him, should respect the law.

“The governor of the State of Ondo, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has urged the Nigerian Army authorities to hand over to the police for urgent prosecution immediately; the soldiers arrested in connection with the alleged violation of a university student in the Akungba -Ikare military checkpoint.

“Sir. The governor finds particularly the alleged insensitive, senseless and painful crime that is said to have been committed by soldiers whose presence should be a relief to people, especially the vulnerable, in the face of the rising tide of violence and insecurity in the country.

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“It should be noted that the Government of the State of Ondo under Arakunrin Akeredolu, SAN will do everything in its power to combat this dangerous threat of rape in the State. Violators, or those who wish to cross this ignorantly profane path, will find that Ondo State is too hot as a refuge for such an ominous act. The government will be firm and decisive, says the governor.

“The governor describes as moving the arrest of the alleged perpetrators of this case involving the soldiers at the Akungba-Ikare checkpoint. This is even when he greets the speed of the Brigade Commander who made sure of the seamless apprehension of the alleged involvement.

“Despite how reassuring this effort seems, Governor Akeredolu is unequivocal and unwavering in his insistence that the suspects be handed over to the Nigerian police for immediate prosecution. The total weight of the law must be proven in this particular case to serve as a deterrent for others who undesirably seek to take advantage of the unprotected, “the statement said.