Six persons suspected to be involved in the murder of a 21-year-old University of Benin (UNIBEN) female student, Miss “Vera Uwaila Omozua”, have been arrested by the police in Edo state.
“Nigerian Tribune reports that the state’s commissioner of police, “Johnson Kokumo”, paraded the suspects on Wednesday, August 26.”
Recall that “Uwaila” who was a 100 level Microbiology student was allegedly killed by some suspected rapists at a church in Benin City where she reportedly went to read sometimes in May.
“One of the suspected killers, “Collins Uligbe” confessed that her landlady, “Mrs Mary Ade”, gave them N1 million to kill the student.”
“Collins” who said that he was asked by the landlady to wipe “Uwaila’s private part with an handkerchief, so that she could use it for ritual purposes and prosper in her business. “However, the landlady denied the allegation.”
“According to Legit, the police commissioner, the postmortem results confirmed that “Omozua” was indeed raped before she was murdered.”
The police chief assured the people of Edo state that the police will leave no stone unturned to unravel the mystery behind the killing.
“Legit.ng recalled that Governor “Godwin Obaseki” of Edo state had earlier ordered the investigation and immediate arrest of the culprits involved in “Omozua‘s death.”
“Governor “Obaseki” posted on his Twitter page assured residents that the police command in the state is on the matter and that in no time; Vera’s killers will be tracked, arrested, and prosecuted.”
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