A University of Benin, UNIBEN, third year undergraduate, Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa,who was allegedly gang raped inside a Redeem Christian Church Of God in Edo State, has died from complications related to the incident.
The Victim it was learnt died on Saturday Night, 30th day of May, 2020, at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City State.
Confirming the incident that led to the death of the undergraduate, the Edo State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, started in a press statement that “on Wednesday the 27th of May, 2020, the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Ikpoba Hill Divisional Headquarters, Benin City received a complaint from one Elder Johnson Omosuwa of No. 3, Michael Avenue, Ohovbe Quarters, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City that his daughter by the name Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, aged 23 years old was attacked and wounded by unknown hoodlums while she was studying inside the Redeem Christian Church of God at Amadasun Street, Ohovbe, Ikpoba Hill , Benin City.
Subsequently, Police stated that they rushed the victim to Enoma Hospital, Ogbeson Quarters, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City for treatment. However, On the 28th of May, 2020, the management of Enoma Hospital who sensed the victim case was beyond them, were said to have referred her to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City for further treatment.
Unfortunately, the family of the victim were said to have broken the news of her death to the DPO, Ikpoba Hill Division , stating that she gave up the ghost on Saturday night, the 30th of May, 2020 at UBTH, Benin City.
According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command , has ordered the transfer of the case from Ikpoba Hill Division to the State C.I.D., Benin for a discreet investigation, stating that the Command will leave no stone unturn until the perpetrators of this dastardly act are apprehended.
The CP who was said to have enjoined the public to come up with any useful information that could lead to the arrest of the hoodlums , however called on Edo people to remain calm, promising that justice would be done in the matter.
Meanwhile, the CP was quoted to have commensurate with the family of Elder Johnson Omosuwa, over the death of their daughter, Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa and prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.