According to multiple reports, one of the suspects connected to the violent physical & sexual assault of a 22-year-old student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa has been arrested by police officers belonging to the Edo state police command.
Recall that the 100-level microbiology student of the University of Benin, Edo State was raped and killed while reading in a church in Benin city.
The arrest was confirmed by spokesman of Edo police command, Chidi Nwabuzor while speaking to newsmen. He said the suspect was arrested after the deceased was rushed to the hospital and the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined.
Nwabuzor said the suspect was apprehended after the Area Commander of Ikpoba Hill mobilized his men to take action.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has directed the police to unravel the circumstances surrounding the Uwaila’s gang-rape and murder and also the serial sexual abuse of a minor in Jigawa State by 14 men, with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.
In a statement issued in Abuja today Tuesday, June 2, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said that by bringing the perpetrators of the heinous crimes to justice, the Federal Government will be serving a strong notice of its total aversion to gender-based violence in whatever form.
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