President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the rape of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa and charged the Nigerian police to ensure that all those responsible be for her death be brought to book.
Omozuwa, a 22-year-old 100-level Microbiology student of University of Benin (UNIBEN) was raped and murdered in a branch of RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin where she went to read.
President Buhari, who sent a condolences message out to the family of the murdered student in a tweet on Tuesday evening, charged the police to ensure that the killers were brought to book.
“I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Uwaila Omozuwa”, he said.
Charging the police to ensure diligent investigation and apprehend Omozuwa’s killer, President Buhari said,
“I expect the Nigeria Police Force to speedily and diligently investigate this case and ensure that all the culprits responsible for this barbaric act are brought to justice”.
Omozuwa’s murder has elicited much condemnation from Nigerians, bringing about the#JusticeForUwa campaign on twitter.
Protests have also been held in some parts of the country demanding justice for the slain student and calling on the government to tackle the rape menace in the country.