Nigeria: Police In Search Of Killers Of UNIBEN Student

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The Edo State police command has involved in searching for people who might have witnessed the assault that led to the death of a female student of the University of Benin, Edo State.

The victim, Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student was beaten inside a hall in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City on May 13, where she went to study.

She was 23 years old, died on May 31st, 18 days after she was admitted at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

The police spokesperson Chidi Nwabuzor said, at the day of the incident, she was in a coma, so the police could not obtain a statement from her on what happened.

Mr Nwabuzor, a deputy superintendent of police, said the victim’s father, Johnson Omozuwa, who reported the incident to the police, is “a hearsay witness” because he was not at the scene of the crime.

Mr Nwabuzor said the police operatives have spoken with the people in the branch of the Redeemed Church where the late Ms Omozuwa was attacked, but that all of them denied being there when the incident happened.

The police spokesperson said they cannot conclude that Ms Omozuwa was raped by her attackers until a medical report is out from the hospitals she was taken to.

Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the police to fish out those responsible for the brutal killing of Ms Omozuwa.

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