Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki says he has ordered the police to completely examine the circumstances that led to the dying of Miss Vera Uwaila, a 100-level Life Sciences scholar of the College of Benin (UNIBEN).
Governor Obaseki in his tweet vowed to make sure that the suspects are discovered and made to face the complete wrath of the legislation.
“I’ve ordered the Nigeria Police Power (@PoliceNG) to completely examine the circumstances that led to the dying of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level scholar of the College of Benin (UNIBEN).
“The @PoliceNG has been mandated to establish, arrest and prosecute anybody discovered culpable in her dying. The Violence In opposition to Individuals (VAP) Regulation is in impact in our state.
“Utilizing this legislation, we’d guarantee to analyze what precisely transpired and deal decisively with the these discovered complicit within the dastardly act, whoever they may be. #JusticeForUwa,” Obaseki’s tweet stated.
The 22-year-old scholar was reported to have been raped inside a church the place she went to learn on the Ikpoba Hill space of Benin Metropolis, the Edo State Capital.
The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is at the moment trending on social media as Nigerians categorical outrage over the incident.