Four months ago, the news of the death of 21-year-old student of the University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozua, broke the hearts of Nigerians after she was raped and brutally murdered inside a church in Benin City.
Uwaila, a 100 level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, had gone to read at a Church in Benin City at night after the nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic was lifted, unfortunately, she met her death after she encountered suspected rapist(s).
The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, yesterday, August 26, paraded six persons suspected to be involved in the murder of a 21-year-old University of Benin (UNIBEN) female student, Miss Uwaila Omozua.
One of the suspected killers, Collins Uligbe, from Agbor in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, disclosed while being paraded that her landlady, Mrs Mary Ade, gave them N1 million to kill the undergraduate.
Collins who said he attends the same church the student attended, said that he was asked by the landlady to wipe Uwaila’s private part with an handkerchief so that she could use it for ritual purposes and prosper in her business.
However, the landlady denied the allegation, saying she neither gave him the money nor asked him to wipe the lady’s private part.
Johnson gave the names of the other suspected killers as Nelson Ogbebor, Tina Samuel, another lady, Valentine Akato and Nosa Osabohien.
According to him, the postmortem results confirmed that the said victim was raped before she was murdered.
He assured the people of Edo State that the police will leave no stone unturned to unravel the mystery behind the killing.
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