By Glam & Essence
Governor Obaseki has ordered the Police to investigate thoroughly and ensure the arrest of those who perpetrated the evil act of raping and killing, Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.,the 100 level Microbiology UNIBEN Student.
The 22- year- old was gang-raped and hit with a fire extinguisher in her church at the Ikpoba Hill branch of Redeemed Church God, in Benin, Edo State,last Wednesday, where she had gone to read.
It was gathered that her attackers left her for dead, but she was later rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she reportedly died on Saturday.
According to the story,that on the fateful day, the church security officer had gone to collect keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone already in the church.
He reportedly got to the church only to find the girl in a pool of blood with the blood-stained fire extinguisher near her.
It was further gathered that following a careful observation of her motionless body ,it was noticed that she moved her hand,as a result of which she was rushed to the hospital where she was said to have faintly explained what happened to her in the course of her being treated.She died a few days after.
Management of the University of Benin confirmed the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, through a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, who noted that losing a child at this time compounds the hardship brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said Governor Obaseki has mandated the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other relevant security agencies to search and arrest the culprits,who must face the full consequences of their evil act ,so as to get justice for Uwa.
He added that,” the state government would ensure that the full weight of the law run its course and that the Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law and other such laws related to rape and sexual abuse are exploited to get justice for the deceased.”