The Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammed Abubakar Adamu, has assured that those involved in the rape, torture, and murder of Miss Vera Uwaila, the 100 level student of the University of Benin, will be appropriately arrested and prosecuted. He gave this assurance while commiserating with the family, friends and fellow students of the deceased young woman. While condemning the act, the 20th IGP called for calm and cooperation from everyone as the Force commences thorough investigations into the incidence.
Miss Vera Uwaila was on Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 brutally abused and raped in the city of Benin. The 22-year-old first year student of the University of Benin was thereafter, brutally murdered. The incidence sent chills down the spines of most Nigerians yesterday, and is being condemned by national and international organisations. As Switch Nigeria reported yesterday, the University of Benin expressed shock and disbelief at the inhuman act, and in strong terms condemned the rape and murder of their student.
Today, the Force Headquarters through its Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, released a statement as quoted here:
DEATH OF MISS VERA UWAILA: IGP ASSURES PERPETRATORS WILL BE BROUGHT TO BOOK, Deploys more investigations aids to Edo State
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.
The Nigerian Police have had a string of success in bringing perpetrators of heinous crimes to book, and citizens will be hoping that they arrest the criminals involved in the death of Miss Uwaila, and prosecute them accordingly.