Governor Obaseki directs the Police to fish out killers of Miss Uwaila
Following an unfortunate incident which led to the death of a 100-level microbiology student of University of Benin, Miss Vera Uwaila. The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the death her death.
The deceased was alleged to have been raped after her head was smashed with a fire extinguisher at a Pentecostal church in Benin, where she went to study which consequently led to her death.
Speaking on the incident, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said in a statement that Governor Obaseki has directed the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other relevant security agencies to find the culprits, who perpetuated the dastardly act and bring them to book .
“The governor is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. We have been in consultation with the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and have mandated thorough investigation of the matter to ensure that those who are responsible for this heinous crime are brought to justice.”He added that the state government would ensure that the full weight of the law run its course and that the Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law and other such laws related to rape and sexual abuse are used to get justice for the Miss Vera.
Osagie expressed the Governor’s deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. He noted that it was important to respect the privacy of the grieving family at this difficult time.