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.
Vera Omozuwa: Police arrest suspect linked to murder of UNIBEN student
According to the spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined.#JusticeForUwa
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) June 2, 2020
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.
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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.
@FMWA_ng 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.@FMWA_ng condemn these awful acts and call on all and sundry to rise against this cruelty pic.twitter.com/fHDtwoPuv7
— Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria (@FMWA_ng) June 1, 2020
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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