The University of Benin has condemned the rape and death of one of its students, Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.
In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, the school advised its students to always be wary of the company they keep and the places they visit.
Omozuwa, who was a first-year student of the Microbiology Department, was raped at Redeem Christian Church of God Province, 10 Ikpoba Hill, Benin, on May 27, 2020, where she reportedly went to read.
The assailants struck her head with a fire extinguisher and she eventually died from the injuries on May 30.
The school described the act as sad, adding that its management would visit the deceased’s family soon.
The institution wrote: “Reacting on behalf of management, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lillian Salami, said the actions are condemnable and should not be condoned by any society. She said the current pandemic was already hard on everyone and that compounding it with inflicting additional pain on any family is a wicked act.
“While commiserating with the bereaved family on the loss of their dear daughter, Prof. Salami prayed God to grant her soul peaceful rest. The Vice Chancellor then used the opportunity to call on students of the institution and indeed all young people to be wary of the company they keep and the places they visit.”