Father of 22-year-old UNIBEN student, Uwaila Omozuwa, who was raped and murdered at the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Ikpoba Hill, has spoken for the first time since the incident happened.
Uwaila, 100 level student of the department of Microbiology, went to read inside the church on Wednesday, May 27, and was raped and killed by yet to be identified persons.
In an interview with TVC, Mr. Omozuwa said he was shocked when he saw the injuries on his daughter’s body.
“When I saw the injury, I shed tears as a father. I never knew the injury was much” he said
According to Mr Omozuwa, he has always been a traditionalist but was only recently, converted to the Christian faith by his daughter who persistently asked him to give his life to Christ. He says he will be going back to his former religion.
The sister of the deceased who also spoke, demanded justice for her late sister. She said bite marks were all over Uwaila’s body when they saw her.
”When we saw her, it was not good at all, bite marks all over her body. When we saw her, her body, her hand, her mouth had bruises. When we saw her in that condition, we rushed her to one hospital, they couldn’t handle it. Then we took her to UBTH. That is where she gave up last night.” she said.
The Pastor of the church paid the family a condolence visit and was almost attacked. The timely intervention of the police saved him.
Late Uwaila, her mother and sister have been attending the church for over 15 years and she was said to be a Chorister.
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Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has deployed more investigative and forensic support to the Edo State Police Command to unravel circumstances leading to her death.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Monday, the IGP promised the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.
“As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State on 28th and 30th May, 2020 respectively, the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.
“The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to book in the shortest possible time,” the statement read.