Rape and Murder of UNIBEN student: Suspects transferred to Abuja
The two suspects connected to the rape and murder of Miss Uwa Omozuwa, a 100 level student of the University of Benin have been moved to Abuja by the Inspector General of Police special investigation team.
The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, as of yesterday has ordered the immediate transfer of the rape and murder case involving UNIBEN undergraduate, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, from the Edo state police command to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
This was contained in a statement released by the force spokesperson, Frank Mba.
The statement reads:
"The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, has ordered the immediate transfer of the ongoing investigations into the cruel sexual assault and death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa which occurred recently in Benin, Edo State from the Police State Headquarters, Benin to the Force headquarters, Abuja.
The IGP’s directive is a sequel to the preliminary report from the team of investigators and forensic experts earlier deployed to assist the Edo State Police Command in the investigations into the unfortunate incident.
The DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael, FDC will henceforth provide direct supervision and ensure a speedy and thorough investigation of the case.”
However, it was gathered that on Thursday the suspects were moved to Abuja.
The Edo police command arrested the suspects responsible for raping and killing Uwa.
Confirming the arrest, Spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor told reporters in the state that the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined.
" The item used in the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, was recovered, immediately the operatives who were with some specialists screened the fingerprints which led to our suspect. Around the place of the incident, the suspect was arrested."
The member representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Hon Dennis Idahosa in the company of students led by the National President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Com Bamidele Akpan protested the brutal killing of Miss Uwa Omozuwa and called on the authorities to investigate the matter.
Also in the procession was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Lillian Salami and other members of the management staff of the school who condemned the ugly act.
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