- Dino Melaye, a former member of the upper chamber, has spoken against the killing of Uwa Omozuwa
- The Nigerian politician said that justice must be served and the people behind the crime brought to book
- Dino called on relevant security agencies in the country to make sure that the matter is not handled with levity
Popular Nigerian politician, Dino Melaye, has said lent his voice to the r*pe and death of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, a 100 level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) which took place in Benin at an RCCG church.
In a tweet on Monday, June 1, the former politician called on the inspector general of police, the attorney general of the federation, and the director-general of the department of state service.
He said that they must all work towards unmasking the people responsible for the horrible crime, adding that enough is enough.
The politician, however, said that if nothing is done, people, including him, would to take to the street in protest.
See his tweet below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that as Nigerians continue to grieve the tragic death of the UNIBEN student, the federal government expressed its sadness over the incident.
The government called on all and sundry to rise against coordinated violence channelled against women in society.
In a tweet by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs on Monday, June 1, the government at the central called for justice for both Uwaila and Tina Ezekiel who were both killed in a blood-soaked circumstance.
"Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria is aware of the recent rising incidences of sexual violence across Nigeria, and it's on a follow-up to Uwaila Omoziwa and Tina Ezekiel deaths that occurred through sexual violence.
"Federal Ministry of Women Affairs Nigeria condemn these awful acts and call on all and sundry to rise against this cruelty," the tweet read.
In other related news, Nigerians on social media have reacted after Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the RCCG condemned the killing of Omozuwa.
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Condemning the heinous crime, Pastor Adeboye said the church is already looking into the matter and urged everyone to stay calm. He also prayed for the family of the deceased.
A Twitter user with the handle @koleosoibukun asked why the cleric cannot use the power of God to fish out the perpetrators.
He wrote: "Televangelists call out people's names, addresses and phone numbers on TV. But they never use this "power" when it really matters. Baba has "prophetic anointing", why not use this to fish out the criminals? This is a chance to prove the potency of Yahweh."
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