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#JusticeforUwa: One suspect in murder of UNIBEN student arrested — Edo Police

On Tuesday, the Edo State Police Command confirmed the arrest of one suspect linked to the murder of the 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.

DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, spokesman of Police in the state, speaking to newsmen disclosed that the suspect was arrested following the screening of the fingerprints on the fire extinguisher allegedly used to smash the deceased’s head.

Nwabuzor noted that operatives of the command arrested the suspect after the Area Commander of the Ikpoba Hill Police Station mobilised his men to the scene.

He said: “The item used for the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, was recovered; the operatives, who were with some specialists, screened the fingerprints, which led to the suspect around the scene of the incident and he was arrested.”

Okay.ng recalls that Omozuwa was raped and murdered when she went to read at the RCCG, Miracle Sanctuary Mega Parish, Edo Province 10, in Benin City on May 27.

The incident has sparked several reactions and protest in the country demanding justice for the 22-year-old with the social media hashtag #JusticeforUwa.

President Muhammadu Buhari has also called on the Police to ‘speedily investigate’ the killing of the UNIBEN student.

Job Ayantoye

Job is a reporter for Okay.ng, he focuses on bringing local news reports in Nigeria.
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