The Nigerian Army on Saturday released Private Sofiyat Akinlabi, the female soldier detained after she was filmed being proposed to by a male corps member at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State.
The development was confirmed by Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.
Nwachukwu said, “I can confirm to you that an order has been made for the soldier to be freed and enjoy the Christmas with her family and friends with a serious warning for her not to repeat such act again.”
WuzupNigeria reported that the female soldier was ordered to be detained by Captain MM Abdulahi, Kwara State NYSC Camp Commandant, at a military detention facility in Ilorin, the state capital, pending further investigations.
Akinlabi's arrest and detention was widely condemned by civil society groups and Nigerians in general, who described it as gender discrimination by the Nigerian Army.