Five soldiers from 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Akure, have been arrested over raping a 300-level student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko in Ondo State.
Report said that she was raped while on her way home from the school campus, The rape allegation was initially denied by the military but they later bowed to pressure after the media report went viral.
Zakari Abubakar, The Brigade Commander who allegedly claimed that the rape allegation might be a plan to weaken the army’s plan to counter kidnappers when he first got the news on Wednesday July 31, he confirmed that five soldiers has been arrested when contacted on Friday August 2.
“It is very true that they (the soldiers) have been arrested. We have commenced our investigation,” .