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#JusticeforUwa: President Buhari reacts to rape, murder of Vera Uwa Omozuwa

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the rape and murder of late UNIBEN student, Vera Uwa Omozuwa.

President Buhari, in a tweet, sent his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and he assured that the perpetrators of the evil act will be brought to justice.

“I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Uwaila Omozuwa. I expect the Nigeria Police Force to speedily and diligently investigate this case and ensure that all the culprits responsible for this barbaric act are brought to justice.“

The 22-year-old died on May 30, just days after the brutal assault inside the church of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, or RCCG, in Benin city.

RCCG spokesman Olaitan Olubiyi said Omozuwa was a member of the choir who had studied privately at the church since lockdown measures due to the coronavirus pandemic were put in place in Nigeria in March.

“We are all devastated by her death. She decided to do some private studies during the lockdown because the church was peaceful. She’s been taking the key from the parish pastor and returning it after her studies.

“But that day she didn’t return it and the night guard who resumed duty found her in a pool of her own blood and half-naked in the church hall,” Olubiyi said
Omozuwa was later taken to hospital where doctors battled to save her, but died three days later.