Justice for Uwa: Police boss pledges to nab killers, opens investigation into incident

Justice for Uwa: Police boss pledges to nab killers, opens investigation into incident

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, June 1; pledged to deploy more investigative and forensic support to the Edo State Police Command in a bid to unravel the death of Miss Vera “Uwa” Uwaila who was raped and killed by unknown men.

Uwa was a first-year student at the University of Benin.

1st News had reported that the deceased had gone to read in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Miracle Sanctuary Mega Parish, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City; when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The rapists reportedly forced their way into the church; where they raped and also struck Uwa in the head with a fire extinguisher.

In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Monday, the IGP promised the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.

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“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 28th and 30th May 2020 respectively; the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command; to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.

“The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family; friends; and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to book in the shortest possible time,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has dismissed claims of herdsmen and almajiris lurking in forests around the state.

Uzodinma gave this assurance while addressing journalists at the state’s Government House on Friday, May 29.

He insisted that there are no herdsmen and almajiris hiding in forests; or waiting to attack residents of the state.

The governor assured residents of adequate security; adding that the opposition was behind such claims.

Uzodinma urged residents to go about there normal business without fear; because there was no cause for alarm.



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