Five soldiers attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Akure, have been arrested over allegation of gang-raping a 300-level student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, in Ondo State.
The student was raped while on her way home from the school campus, an incident doctors at Ondo State Specialist Hospital confirmed. The rape allegation was initially denied by the brigade.
The Brigade Commander Zakari Abubakar, confirmed the arrest of the soldiers when contacted on Friday August 2.
“It is very true that they (the soldiers) have been arrested. We have commenced our investigation,” he said.