The Edo State Police Command said it had started investigating the death Uwaila Omozuwa who is a 100-level student in the University of UNIBEN Benin city.
It was discovered that Uwaila, to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Miracle Sanctuary at Ikpoba Hill area to read was allegedly raped by hoodlums.
It was said that the men forced their way into the church, where they struck Uwaila in the head with a fire extinguisher and also raped her.
It was said the church security guard, who was on duty, wanted to obtain the key to the church when he saw that someone had already entered inside.
The guard, who found Uwaila bleeding on the floor, was said to have called for help and the victim was taken to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
It was said that the victim was unable to recover from her state of unconsciousness until she died on Saturday.
The incident was reported at the Oregbeni Police Station.
The victim’s mother, posted a video @town_crierng on Twitter, was crying that Uwaila died inspire of purchasing all the drugs they were asked to buy.
She explained that she saw a friend, who came to visit her, and someone had called her number thrice. When she got back, her children said to her that her church member, Mummy Osunla, had called her number and when she called her back, she was asked were was she and also was told to come to the church that they doesn’t know what had happened to her daughter.
She said that when she heard the news she then rushed to the church and she was told that her daughter have been taken to a private hospital.
She was told that her daughter had been raped and the clothe she was wearing when she came to the church was white but after the incident her dress had turned red and her whole body was filled with blood.
Her daughter’s eyes and mouth had been tied up. Also a deep cut was left on her head assailant had hit her with a fire extinguisher.
She was told to run an X-ray test on her daughter but she did not have any money on her but the members of her church tried to raise money for her daughter, of which they bought drugs that they were told to buy, but despite the treatment, she died.
Her daughter was unable to speak throughout and she was just crying until Uwa died.
The victim’s father, in the same video, mentioned that he was unable to celebrate the his late daughter’s admission into the university after five years of looking for admission.
The father lamented that it wasn’t her fault for her to go to church to study because she has been going there for several years after struggling to get admission into the university.
People have been calling for justice on social media like Nigerian actress Adesua Etomi Wellington who said she can’t post the pictures she has seen of Uwa.
Chidi Nwabuzor who is the PRO Edo state police command, have assured the father of the deceased that the police command will look into the case and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Also the DPO noted that he had sent some of his detectives to the scene who saw Uwa and took her to the hospital but they were unable to get any statement from her and there no eyewitness at the scene of the crime.
The Governor of Edo state has mandated the police command with all the resources at their disposal to identify, arrest and prosecute the culprit and should thoroughly investigate the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.
#Justice for Uwa is currently trending on Twitter to show support to Uwa’s family and to ensure that justice is served.