The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has intervened in the on-going investigation of the death of a 100-level student of the University of Benin, Uwaila Omosuwa, by the Edo State Police Command.
The Inspector-General of Police, has deployed investigation and forensic support to aid on-going probe of the circumstances surrounding the death of Uwaila Omosuwa.
The IG, in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said the killers of Uwaila would be brought to justice.
The statement read, “As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State, on May 28 and 30, 2020, respectively, the Inspector-General of Police has deployed additional investigation aids and forensic support in the Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite action on the ongoing investigation into the unfortunate incident.’’
“The IG, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and gives the assurance that the force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to justice in the shortest possible time.”
Uwaila was reportedly raped and brutalised by unknown persons at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Miracle Sanctuary Mega Parish, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City on May 27, 2020.
Uwailia an undergraduate of UNIBEN was at the church to study all night when she was attacked, raped and brutalised by her assailants.
Uwailia was found unconscious in a pool of her own blood by the church security guard who called for help, and the victim was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.Uwaila did not recover from her state of unconsciousness until she died on Saturday.
It was gatherer that the men had reportedly forced their way into the church, raped and smashed Uwaila’s head with a fire extinguisher.