Vera Omozuwa: Police arrest suspect linked to murder of UNIBEN student

Vera Omozuwa: Police arrest suspect linked to murder of UNIBEN student

- A suspected murderer of Vera Omozuwa, a UNIBEN student killed inside a church in Edo state, has been apprehended

- Edo police command disclosed that the arrest was carried out following a close examination of a fire extinguisher Vera was attacked with

- Abike Dabiri-Arewa, NIDCOM chairman, also made the confirmation on her Twiter handle on Tuesday afternoon

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Following massive outrage that trailed the murder of Vera Omozuwa, police have disclosed that a suspect linked to the death of the late 100-level University of Benin (UNIBEN) student has been apprehended.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the confirmation on Tuesday, June 2, via her Twitter page.

According to the NIDCOM chairman, Chidi Nwabuzor, spokesman of Edo Police command, confirmed the arrest of the suspect after a fingerprint examination was carried on the extinguisher used to attack the deceased.

"According to the spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined," Abike Dabiri said on Tuesday afternoon.

The Background recalls that Nigerians on social media went agog in fury following the murder of Uwaila by men suspected to be cultists.

#JusticeforUwa hashtag was massively trended as Nigerians bemoaned the coordinated violence against women in the country.

Omozuwa, a 100-level microbiology student, was cold-bloodedly murdered after her attackers forcefully had canal knowledge of her inside a church close to her school.

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Ministry of Women Affairs in Nigeria reacted

Earlier, reported that as Nigerians continue to grieve the tragic death of Uwaila Omozuwa, the federal government also raised eyebrows over violence against women.

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.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state reacts

Meanwhile, the news of the murder of Uwaila has gotten to the Edo government. In response to the sad and unfortunate development, Governor Godwin Obaseki has ordered for the investigation and immediate arrest of the culprits.

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