Police confirms arrest of suspect in connection with rape, murder of UNIBEN undergraduate - Focus News

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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Police confirms arrest of suspect in connection with rape, murder of UNIBEN undergraduate


One of the suspects in connection with the rape and murder of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa has been apprehended by the Edo State Police Command. 
The tragic news of the molestation and mutation of the 22-year-old 100-level student by some unidentified people pervaded the media a few days ago. Vera was raped and killed by unknown persons while reading in the RCCG church in Benin City.
DAILY POST reported that the Spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor confirmed the arrest to newsmen. According to Chidi, the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined.
Nwabuzor revealed that operatives of the command arrested the suspect after the Area Commander of Ikpoba Hill mobilized his men to take action.
“The item used in the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, was recovered, immediately the operatives who were with some specialists screened the fingerprints which led to our suspect.
“Around the place of the incident, the suspect was arrested,” Nwabuzor said.
The death of Uwa has raised concerns and stirred reactions from notable figures, as well as Nigerians on social media.
The Inspector general of Police, IGP Adamu disclosed that investigative aids have been deployed to Edo to help speed up the investigations.
He assured that the perpetrators of the crime will be brought to book in the shortest possible time.

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