- The police say it is committed to unraveling the circumstances behind the death of Uwaila
- Consequently, additional investigations aids and forensic support have been deployed to the state
- Meanwhile, the IGP commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased
Following the gruesome murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa in Benin, Edo state, Nigeria Police High Command has vowed that her killers would be arrested and prosecuted.
As a result of this, the inspector general of police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to the state police command.
This is to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.
This was disclosed by DCP Frank Mba, force public relations officer in a statement made available to Legit.ng.
"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," part of the statement read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as Nigerians continue to grieve the tragic death of Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of University of Benin (UNIBEN), gruesomely killed after being r'aped by suspected cultists, the federal government has raised eyebrows over violence against women.
FG expressed its sadness over the death of the UNIBEN student and 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.
Legit.ng had also reported that popular Nigerian politician, Dino Melaye, has said lent his voice to the r*pe and death Omozuwa.
In a tweet on Monday, June 1, the former lawmaker 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.
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