Colonel W.L. Nzidee has been dragged before the Magistrate Court I in Kaduna
over the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl (names withheld).
MTO at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
the Magistrate Court in the Kaduna Magisterial District in Barnawa, Kaduna
South, she accused the Lieutenant Colonel of committing an offence that
constituted “criminal intimidation, rape, acts of gross indecency, abductions
and threat to life” contrary to section 397,282,285,272 and 327 of the penal
According to the plaintiff, the
defendant had on October 22, 2012, called her under the pretext of sending her
on her errand, he then lured her into his house and forced himself on her
threatening to kill her if she shouted.
overpowered by Nzidee.
Nzidee, an act which has rendered her physically, mentally, and emotionally
severity of her injury, she was later rushed to the NDA Medical Centre where
the doctor on duty, Dr. Okochi, insisted on seeing the officer who committed
the assault after which she was admitted for one week.