Six people suspected of being involved in the murder of a 21-year-old student at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Ms. Vera Uwaila Omozua, were arrested by police in Edo state.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that State Police Commissioner Johnson Kokumo brought the suspects to the test on Wednesday, August 26th.
Recall that Uwaila, a level 100 microbiology student, was allegedly killed by some alleged rapists in a church in Benin City where she reportedly sometimes went to read in May.
Collins Uligbe, one of the alleged killers, confessed that their landlady, Ms. Mary Ade, had given them N1 million to kill the student.
Collins, who said he was asked by the landlady to wipe Uwaila’s private part with a tissue so she could use it for ritual purposes and be successful in her business.
However, the landlady denied the charge.
According to the police inspector, the post-mortem results confirmed that Miss Omozua was indeed raped before she was murdered.
The chief of police assured the people of Edo that the police would leave no stone unturned to uncover the mystery behind the murder.
Recall that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State had previously ordered the investigation and immediate arrest of those responsible for Miss Omozua’s death.
On his Twitter page, Governor Obaseki assured residents that the state police command was on the matter and that Vera’s killers would be prosecuted, arrested and prosecuted in no time.
The German government also expressed its mourning over the death of the UNIBEN student and called on everyone to stand up against coordinated violence against women in society.
In a tweet from the Federal Ministry for Women’s Affairs on Monday June 1, the Central Government’s government called for justice for Uwaila and Tina Ezekiel, both of whom were killed in blood-soaked circumstances.
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