The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has deployed more investigative and forensic support to the Edo State Police Command to unravel the death of Miss Vera Uwaila who was raped and killed by unknown men.
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.
“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 late Vera Omozuwa, a first year Microbiology student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN was allegedly raped and battered inside a church in Benin, Edo state where she went to read.
With over 100,000 tweets, the hastag #JusticeForUwa is trending on Twitter with netizens voicing out against rape and calling the culprits to be brought to justice.