BENIN CITY: A 100 level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) from the department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, has reportedly been raped and killed inside a church in Edo state.
The 22-year-old victim was said to have been raped on Friday, May 29, 2020, near Ikpoba Hill in Benin City, at her church, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
According to reports gathered, the deceased had gone to the church to read as she prepared for the possible school resumption after months of staying at home as a result of the lockdown order.
The perpetrators were said to have attacked her at the RCCG Ohovbe Road branch, raped and smashed her head with a fire extinguisher, leaving her for dead.
Miss Vera was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where she battled for her dear life at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
She, however, gave up the ghost on the midnight of Saturday, May 30, 2020, following excess loss of blood and deep cuts sustained from the attack.
A family source, who confirmed the development, described the deceased as “an easy-going somebody (sic).” Her remains had been deposited at the morgue.
Nigerians have since taken to Twitter, using #JusticeForUwa, to demand for justice for the fallen student and one of the numerous victims of rape in the country.
*Culled from OperaNewsHub.