- Governor Godwin has reacted to the killing of a UNIBEN student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, by some unknown criminals
- Obaseki said the state government has ordered the police to go after the culprits
- The governor stated that Omozuwa's killers will never escape or go scotfree
The news of the murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) from the Department of Microbiology, has gotten to the Edo government.
Vera was killed in a church in the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin by a gang of men after they forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
In response to the sad and rather unfortunate development, Governor Godwin Obaseki has ordered for the investigation and immediate arrest of the culprits.
On his Twitter page, Governor Obaseki assured residents that the police command in the state is on the matter and that in no time, Vera's killers will be tracked, arrested, and prosecuted.
Obaseki wrote on social media: "I have ordered the Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN)."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Edo state's chief of staff, Taiwo Akerele, had resigned his appointment.
Akerele threw in the towel after accusing the governor of sidelining him in state matters. Legit.ng, however, notes that this was not included in the former chief of staff's letter and could not be immediately verified.
Although Akerele stated clearly that he remained loyal to the governor's dream of transforming the south-south state, he noted that it was time he watched from the sidelines.
In his resignation letter dated April 25, 2020, Akerele wrote: “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds.
“I am solidly with His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in his quest to transform Edo State. His mission and vision resonate with mine.
“This is all I have to say, I will like to be given the opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government, based on principles.
“I thank His Excellency for the opportunity given to me to serve in this capacity and also thanks to His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, for his immense leadership and support during the period I served in this capacity. May his reign be long and peaceful. Amen.”
Akerele, an indigene of Igarra in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State, was appointed chief of staff to the governor on November 14, 2016.
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