Sunday Awolola, the soldier who raped a female student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has claimed he has psychiatric disorder.
The suspect, through his counsel, Kayode Ikotun, told a magistrate’s court in Akure that the army transferred him to Akure from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to take care of his health and family.
Ikotun pleaded that Awolola, whose wife was recently delivered of a child, should be granted bail
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He had filed a counter-affidavit to an application by Adeoye Adesegun, the prosecutor, who had demanded that the suspect be remanded in prison for the police to gather more facts.
But Adesegun objected to the position of Ikotun, adding that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the rape case.
The magistrate, Mayowa Olanipekun, thereafter ordered that the soldier should be remanded at the Olokuta Maximum Prison in Akure, pending legal advice from the ministry of justice and the Department of Public Prosecution.