Court Remands Soldier for Alleged Rape

A Soldier who allegedly raped a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko was today docked before an Ondo State Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

The suspect, Sunday Awolola aged 33, is facing one count charge of having an unlawful carnal knowledge of the student on July 31st, 2019 at about 6:30pm at a military checkpoint, along Ikare-Akungba Akoko road.

Lance Corporal Sunday Awolola, who had been dismissed last week for the offence by the Nigerian Army was brought to the court by officers of the State Command of the Nigeria Police following his alleged involvement in the rape of the female student from the Department of Religious and African Studies of the university.

The Magistrate, Mr Mayowa Olanipekun directed that the soldier should still be remanded in police custody pending his proper arraignment on Friday this week.

Leke Adegbite

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