#JusticeForUwa has been trending in Nigeria after the shocking homicide of a college student who was studying in a church in south- western Edo State.
Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a female microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), was discovered lying in a pool of blood at the premises of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
She had clearly gone to the premises to study before the start of their semesters exams.
Local media reports say her killers assaulted and raped her in the church before finally ending her life. They added that her head was crushed with a fire extinguisher.
” As a church, we are sincerely expressing our deepest condolence for the death of the young lady after she visited our holy premises for study.
We hope to assist the police in any investigation they will be surveying as we have registered our displeasure in savagery and maltreatment against ladies, ” RCCG head in Edo State responded.
The congregation affirmed that the deceased had gathered keys to the ward on Wednesday May 27, 2020 ” as she had been doing since the lockdown was lifted, for use for her private studies. ”
” On the said date, when the night watch at the church continued, the security man discovered the lady on the floor in the congregation hall, half- stripped and in a pool of her blood, ” an assertion on Sunday said.
The Church continued, saying the crime calls for quick investigation, even among the church members. ” As a congregation, we will be contacted by the police service throughout this investigation. We hope you provide them the necessary assistance where needed, to help bring the perpetrators to book. ”
Investigations are still ongoing by the police and necessary contacts have been made nad aome arrests have also been made. As at last Sunday, about 2 suspects have been arrested.