Vera Uwaila Omozuwa a student of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Miracle Sanctuary Mega Parish, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City was on May 27 2020 raped and killed by her assailants in most wicked situation.
The 100-level student of the University of Benin, Uwaila Omozuwa was killed when was the evil men forced their way into the church, where they raped and struck Uwaila in the head with a fire extinguisher.
According to reports gathered from a reliable source revealed that the church security guard working in the church vicinity discovered Uwaila Omozuwa’s lifeless body when he wanted to collect the key to the church reportedly called for help and the victim was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
The victim’s mother, in a video posted by @town_crierng on Twitter, lamented that Uwaila died despite buying all the drugs they were asked to purchase.
She said, “I saw a friend, who came to visit me, off and before I came back, someone had called my telephone thrice. When I got back, my children told me that a church member, Mummy Osunla, had called me and when I called her back, she asked where I was and told me that I should come and that she did not know what had happened to my daughter.
“I ran to the place but before I got there, they already took her to a private hospital and when I saw my daughter, I cried. They raped her; the dress she was wearing that morning was white, but it had turned to red; all her body was full of blood. Her mouth and eyes were tied; the hoodlums used a fire extinguisher to hit her head, which left a deep cut.
“We were asked to take her for an X-ray on her head; I did not have money but my church members tried and money was raised and we bought all the drugs that we were asked to buy, but Uwa could not make it. She was unable to say anything till she died; it was just tears that were coming out from her eyes.”
In another vein the management of the victim’s school UNIBEN has reacted to alleged rape and killing of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa the 100 level student in church.
The Vice-Chancellor of UNIBEN, Lilian Salami, in a statement through the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire, expressed shock over the news.
He described the action as condemnable, adding that inflicting such pain on any family in this era of COVID-19 pandemic is a wicked act.
In a statement released on Monday by the Nigerian Inspector General of Police (IGP) assures the victims family that the perpetractors will be brought to book.
As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State on 28th and 30th May, 2020 respectively, the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.
The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to book in the shortest possible time.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER