22-year-old Vera Uwaila Omozuwa who was a 100 level student of the
University of Benin, UNIBEN from the department of Microbiology, faculty
of Life Sciences, has reportedly been r.a.p.e.d and killed inside a
church in Edo state.
The victim was said to have been r.a.p.e.d on Friday 29th May near Ikpoba Hill in Benin City, at her church.
Reports gathered that the deceased had gone to the church to read ahead
possible school resumption after months of staying at home as a result
of the lockdown order.
The perpetrators were said to have attacked her at the church’s road
branch, r.a.p.e.d and smashed her head with a fire extinguisher, leaving
Miss Vera was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital
(UBTH), where she battled for her dear life at the Intensive Care Unit
She, however, gave up the ghost Saturday midnight, May 30, following
excess loss of blood and deep cuts sustained from the attack.
A family source, who confirmed the development, described the deceased
as “an easy-going somebody (sic).” Her remains had been deposited at the
Nigerians have since taken to Twitter, using #JusticeForUwa, to demand
for justice for the fallen student and one of the numerous victims of
rape in the country.