The killers of a 22-year old student of University of Benin, Uwaila “Uwa” Vera Omozuwa have been apprehended.
The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, yesterday paraded six suspects in the gruesome murder case.
Some of the suspects were alleged to have raped the 100-level Microbiology undergraduate in a church in Ihovbe quarters in Benin City. This incidence eventually led to her death.
The suspects arrested are Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Mrs. Tina Samuel, Mrs. Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien and Collins Ulegbe.
Late Miss Uwa Omozuwa was said to have gone to the church to read. This was when the suspects went into the church, raped and inflicted serious injury on her. This eventually led to her death days later in the hospital.
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.
He said, “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. Today, I announce to you and making public through this medium that the perpetrators have been arrested”, he said.
Kokumo said the postmortem results confirmed that the said Uwaila Omozuwa was raped.
“I assured the good people of Edo state that we will leave no stone unturned to unravel the mystery behind this”, he said.