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IGP Hastens Investigation Into Death Of Vera Uwaila

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has sent more support to the Edo State Police Command to assist in the investigation to the death of 22-year-old Vera Uwaila Omosuwa.

It was reported that Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin had been reading in RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, on the 27th May when she was struck on the head by some men who raped her and left her for dead in the church premise.

Vera Uwaila
22-year-old Vera Uwaila

She was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where she died after narrating what she went through.

Social Media Calls For Investigation Into Death Of Vera Uwaila

Social Media calls for justice has heated up after the news broke out, with many calling for speedy interventions from the police in order to nab those involved. #StopRapingWomen #JusticeForUwa. With so many celebrities lending a voice to the cause.

The cries has not been left unnoticed as the IG of Police has now aided the Edo State Police Command in its investigation of the case by sending in forensic experts and additional investigation aids.

The police statement reads, “As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State on 28th and 30th May 2020 respectively, the Inspector General of Police has deployed additional investigations aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.

“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.”

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