One of the suspects linked to the r.a.p.e and murder of Miss Vera Uwaila
Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin, Edo State, has
been arrested by the Edo State Police Command.
The 22-year-old undergraduate was r.a.p.e.d and killed by unknown persons while reading in the RCCG church in Benin city.
According to the spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, the
suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she
was attacked with was examined.
“The item used in the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, was
recovered, immediately the operatives who were with some specialists
screened the fingerprints which led to our suspect.
“Around the place of the incident, the suspect was arrested,” Nwabuzor said.
The death of Uwa has stirred reactions from notable figures, as well as Nigerians on social media calling for justice.
The Inspector general of Police, IGP Adamu disclosed that investigative
aids have been deployed to Edo to help speed up the investigations.
He assured that the perpetrators of the crime will be brought to book in the shortest possible time.