Police arrest suspect linked to the rape and murder of Vera Omozuwa

Vera Omozuwa Police

Police arrest suspect linked to the rape and murder of Vera Omozuwa

Following massive outrage that trailed the murder of Vera Omozuwa, police have disclosed that a suspect linked to the death of the late 100-level University of Benin (UNIBEN) student has been apprehended.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the confirmation on Tuesday, June 2, via her Twitter page.


According to the NIDCOM chairman, Chidi Nwabuzor, spokesman of Edo Police Command, confirmed the arrest of the suspect after a fingerprint examination was carried on the extinguisher used to attack the deceased. 


In a tweet by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs on Monday, June 1, the government at the central called for justice for both Uwaila and Tina Ezekiel who were both killed in a blood-soaked circumstance.

“Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria is aware of the recent rising incidences of sexual violence across Nigeria, and it’s on a follow-up to Uwaila Omoziwa and Tina Ezekiel deaths that occurred through sexual violence.

“Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria condemn these awful acts and call on all and sundry to rise against this cruelty,” the tweet read.


Meanwhile, the news of the murder of Uwaila has gotten to the Edo government.

In response to the sad and unfortunate development, Governor Godwin Obaseki has ordered for the investigation and immediate arrest of the culprits.


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