Protests, about the tragic death of UNIBEN student

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The tragic rape and murder of Miss Vera Omozuwa, a 100-Level Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), who went to read in a Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG) parish in Benin City, has gnast an outrage from the university, students, community and the country at large.

   Her ambition and plan was to graduate from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) as a microbiologist and work in a biological lab thereafter but this was cut short by some rapists, Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa’s young life was lost last week and this has thrown the university into mourning.

   Miss Vera, a 100-level student of UNIBEN, was attacked at the Ikpoba Hill branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), in Benin City, Edo State, on May 27. She had left to study at night. The 22-year-old Vera’s head was said to be smashed with a fire extinguisher by her

 assailants.

   The nation newsmen gathered that when the church security officer went to collect keys from the keeper, he found out that someone had already Collected the keys. When reaching the church, he met the victim in a pool of blood and he also saw the blood-stained fire extinguisher.

   He immediately informed the keeper, and Vera was immediately rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where she revealed that some men had come into the church to rape her and repeatedly hit her head with a fire extinguisher. The young Vera died on Saturday, May 30, after all efforts by the doctors to save her failed.

    Though UNIBEN is not in session due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this tragic sparked an outrage in the students condemning the killing of Omozuwa.

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   Many students spoke to the newsmen, one which was a 100 level student of Physics Department, she introduced her self as Queen Osagie. She described the murder of Miss Vera as an act of wickedness and extreme evil. She added that the incident had made her realise that no place is really safe.

    This tragic death has capture the heart of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. He has ordered the police to investigate the death of Vera.

   The Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, in a statement said governor Obaseki had mandated the police and other security agencies do everything in their power to get the culprits and bring them to justice.

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