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UNIBEN Undergraduate Raped, Killed While Reading Inside Church

Valentine Chinyem

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A 22-year-old 100Level student of Microbiology at the University of Benin, Edo State, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, has died from injuried sustained when she was attacked and brutally raped inside a church in the city while reading.

The tragic incident, according to her friends took place three days ago.

Her attackers smashing her head with a fire extinguisher, after carrying out the dastardly act, leaving her unconscious around the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, the state capital.

Omozuwa succumbed to injuries sustained during the attack despite being rushed to the intensive care unit of a hospital.

Her friend wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing away of our loved one, friend, sister and course mate.

“She was raped on her way home from church and had her head smashed with a fire extinguisher in broad day light around Ikpoba Hill, Benin City. This happened yesterday, May 30, 2020.”

Many others have taken to various social media platforms to express their anger, asking for justice for Uwa.

Spokesperson for the Edo State police command Chidi Nwabuzor, is yet to responds to calls to him.