The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded the suspected killers of Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, the 100-level University of Benin Microbiology student who was raped and killed in a church.
Late Uwa had on the night she was murdered gone to the church to study like she normally do. Her lifeless body was discovered by the church security guard the next morning.
Investigations revealed that she was raped and then struck with a fire extinguisher in the head.
The suspects paraded by the Edo Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo, were identified as Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Mrs Tina Samuel, Mrs Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien and Collins Ulegbe.
Speaking on Wednesday at the command, Kokumo said; “The matter is of great concern to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who sent homicide experts to work with our policemen in Benin.
“What we are seeing today is a result of the efforts of the police to get at the root of the crime, and today, I announce to you that the perpetrators have been arrested.”
The Police Commissioner noted that he had promised to apprehend Uwa’s killers, adding that the paraded suspects were the result of their efforts.
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