A student of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omosuwa has been raped and murdered in cold blood but the tragic incident seems unending as it continues to generate anger and strong condemnation across the country.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the 22-year-old was gang-raped last week at a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) auditorium in Benin, the Edo State capital and later died from a head injury in hospital.
Reacting to the sad development, a team of forensic investigators has been deployed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to the state to unravel the death.
According to report, the deceased, Omosuwa, a first-year student had gone to read in the church when she was attacked by her assailants who reportedly forced their way into the church, raped and struck Omosuwa in the head with a fire extinguisher.
Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba, on Monday said in a statement the police chief promised that the perpetrators would be arrested and 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, the Inspector-General of Police has deployed additional investigation aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite action 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,” the statement read.