Aspectj.gradle apply plugin error

Hello everyone:
I’m new to gradle world. I have a java service that is not spring based.
I’m trying to introduce aspect to it.

I followed the instruction from here:

added id, and dependency inside buildscript repositories
i’m getting this following error while running build and i have cannot find the reason why anywhere

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • What went wrong:
    Execution failed for task ‘:compileAspect’.

iajc doesn’t support the “s” attribute

any help highly appreciated.