Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has been petitioned by the former president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Oludare Ogunlana, over the alleged rape of a female student of Ibadan Polytechnic, Eruwa Campus by a soldier.
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Leadership reports that Ogunlana, said the female student was allegedly raped at the weekend for over five hours by a soldier attached the joint anti-crime security outfit of the Oyo State government, code named “Operation Burst.”
He said the crime was committed within the premises of the agency located beside INEC office on local government secretariat Road, Eruwa area of the state. He lamented that the young lady has been left to her fate despite the overwhelming evidence and oral confession of the rapist soldier.
“The randy soldier assaulted the lady, detained, molested, harassed, threatened her life to instill fear, and raped her mercilessly under the mango tree in the vicinity of the ‘Operation Bburst’ office from 10.00 pm. to 3.00a.m.on Saturday 30th August, 2014.” he said.
The NANS former president, who alleged that there is an ongoing attempt to silence the victim and deny her justice, called for the urgent intervention of the first lady. He disclosed that despite threat to the victim’s life, she still gathered the courage to report the incident to the police on Saturday morning.
Ogunlana further revealed that rapist was identified among his colleagues and was arrested by the police, but was later handed over to the Nigerian Army authority for further investigation, with his name concealed.