The Edo State Police Command has paraded six suspects who allegedly raped and murdered 100-level Microbiology student of University of Benin, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa in a church in Benin City.
According to reports, the church security guard was said to have found her when he went to collect the keys to the church and was told that somebody had earlier come to collect the key and was inside the church which was about five minutes walk from her residence.
Uwa is said to have been using the hall of the Redeemed Christian Church of God situated at Osa-Amadasun Street, Ohovbe Quarters which she attended as her reading house for the past 5 years until May 27th, when she was raped and murdered.
The suspects arrested are Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Mrs. Tina Samuel, Mrs. Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien and Collins Ulegbe.
Kokumo said the police decided to intensify efforts in unraveling those behind the death of the student following the wide outcry it generated and also the interest put in by the Inspector General of Police.
“The matter was of great concern to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu who sent to us here in Benin, Homicide experts to work with our policemen at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
“What we are seeing today, is a result of the united efforts of the police to get at the root of the crime and today. I announce to you and making public through this medium that the perpetrators have been arrested”, he said.
— Lailasnews.com (@Lailasnews_com) August 27, 2020