The 22-year-old victim was said to have been raped on Friday 29th May near Ikpoba Hill in Benin City, at her church, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
According to reports gathered, the deceased had gone to the church to read as she prepared for the 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 RCCG Ohovbe road branch, raped and smashed her head with a fire extinguisher, leaving her for dead.
Uwa’s assault in Benin has been condemned by Nigerians all over the country. With the hashtag, #JusticeForUwa, Nigerians are calling for Uwa’s attackers, who are still walking free, to be found and prosecuted.
Reacting to the killing, Pastor Adeboye strongly condemned the act while urging people to stay calm and cooperate with the police. See what he wrote in an Instagram post below;
“All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation . . #justiceforuwa”