By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, (AAUA) has condemned, in its strongest term, the sexual assault on one of its students by a soldier stationed at a checkpoint between Akungba Akoko and Ikare Akoko.
The University, after its preliminary investigation, and in a statement made available to westernpostnigeria on Sunday by the University Acting Registrar, Opeoluwa Akinfenwa, noted with concern and amazement that a soldier of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, whose duty, among others, is to protect lives of its citizens can turn round to exhibit such reprobate tendencies.
The University, while commending the swift action taken so far by the Brigade Commander on this inhuman and brazen assault on a defenseless and innocent student, calls on the authorities of the Nigerian Army to deal decisively with the perpetrator(s) of the act against humanity.
According to the management, while we are not unaware of the security situation in the country, we strongly request that the checkpoint be dismantled and the soldiers moved to between Oba-Akoko and Ose where kidnappings and robberies occur, almost, on a daily basis.
The University calls for calm and wishes to assure the students that we will continue to ensure that adequate security measures are put in place to enable them continue to pursue their academic activities without molestation.