The Attorney General and the Commissioner for Justice of Edo State, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, has revealed that Uwaila Omozuwa, the 100-level University of Benin student who was raped and murdered, was a virgin.
Prof. Omorogbe made the announcement while reacting to reports that Uwa’s murderer confessed that he was sent by the church pastor because she was pregnant for him.
“We were all terribly shocked to see what happened to Uwa. It was terrible; it was a brutal experience.
“We were further shocked by some of the different things we saw all over the place, particularly on social media, and that is why it is important we come here.
“For example, we saw a terrible lie being peddled on social media, not regular press, that Uwa was impregnated by her pastor. That has been refuted, though it caused serious anguish to the family members. It’s a terrible story.
“Though one cannot talk at this point, from the autopsy done on Uwa, it was clearly established that not only was she not pregnant, she was a virgin, so, how boyfriend and pregnancy came in, only God knows.”
“All we are trying to do is to make sure there is no more rape in Edo State. Not only do I believe that rape can be totally eradicated in the state, but the government of Mr Obaseki is also committed to ensuring total eradication of rape in this state.,” the AG said.
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