Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo, has reportedly died after she was raped inside Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) near Ikpoba Hill in Benin city.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, when the girl went to the church to read in preparation for resumption of school after spending months at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While reading in the church, Omozuwa was said to have been attacked and raped after which her head was smashed with a fire extinguisher which left her unconscious.
Despite being rushed to the intensive care unit of a hospital, the girl couldn’t make it as she succumbed to the injuries sustained during the brutal attack.
The development has since been generating reactions on social media with many Nigerians calling for the arrest of Vera’s attackers using the hashtag #JusticeForUwa.
I am deeply saddened to learn about Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100 level student of the department of Microbiology, UNIBEN, who was the victim of a brutal rape and murder that took place on May 27th in Benin. My deepest condolences are with her family and friends.#JusticeForUwa pic.twitter.com/uMdRIfPoWY
— Pastor Ize-Iyamu (@PastorIzeIyamu) May 31, 2020
A young lady goes to a place of worship to read and animals go in their to rape her and assault her leading to her death.
A lot of people bring karma and curses on themselves and begin to cry when the consequences of their actions is in full effect. #JusticeForUwa
— Raymond (@IamTheIroko) May 31, 2020
She went inside a Church to read thinking it was a safe place not knowing that "sons of perdition" have no conscience nor regards to the house of God.days ago, we lost Tina to @PoliceNG & now, Uwah to creatures with zero dignity.#JusticeForUwa #EndRapeCulture#ProtectOurGirls
— Sifon Victor Sugar (@SifonVSugar) May 31, 2020
— Chemical Brother 👌 (@chemicalbrodar) May 31, 2020
I am so irritated and angry. Why? How can anyone sleep after such an act? Rape and kill an innocent person? Its an Error! @PoliceNG UWA's killer must be brought to justice.@GovernorObaseki justice must prevail. Its painful.#JusticeForUwa
— Eneyo Edet Asuquo (@IamEnexy) May 31, 2020
If the family of Uwa cannot get justice legally, they should go traditional. You cannot rape someone in a church, murder her and go free. No way!!! #JusticeForUwa
— Unu Amaro Kam Sịrị Kwado (@AfamDeluxo) May 31, 2020
— Kenneth Ojeaga (@iammegaken) May 31, 2020
Until systems in Nigeria realise the true value in action & consequences social menace would be impossible to curb!
Everyday a Nigerian woman is RAPED or KILLED and the @PoliceNG have failed many women in our society.
May your soul RIP UWA. It’s a real shame.
— OLUOMO OF DERBY 🇳🇬 🇬🇧 (@Oluomoofderby) May 31, 2020
Apparently, there’s no where safe to do any activities in #Nigeria of today, it’s either you’re kidnapped, robbed or even brutalized by the Police.
— Bolaji Oyewo (@Ibadangem) May 31, 2020
You can’t be killing and raping people and moving like you just stole mere bread , it’s unacceptable . Why are people not raging ? It’s murder we talking about , what’s Edo state police saying ? What’s FG saying or it’s not relevant because it’s someone unpopular ? #JusticeForUwa
— Volqx (@TheVolqx) May 31, 2020
University of Benin undergraduate student, Uwa Omozuwa was brutally and viciously raped, murdered in a Church and those who perpetrated this dastardly act are still walking free? @PoliceNG, you have work to do. #JusticeForUwa. This wickedness must not go unpunished. pic.twitter.com/KAiuEAYFEJ
— Concerned Nigerians (@ConcernedNIG) May 31, 2020
This country was negotiated and created by unjust means. Until we sit and have a rethink about who we are, we will have to light candles — virtual or real — daily, to protest injustice.
Lend your voice.
— Merrymen Chiefo (@UncleSmish) May 31, 2020
— deedeebaby🐺 (@maanuchim) May 31, 2020
— Yooomiii🌕 (@QAbdulganiy) May 31, 2020
We live in a world were natural affection is lacking. A world where there's no fellow feeling. A loveless and lawless world.#rape is not okay#rape is evil#rape is bad#JusticeForUwa pic.twitter.com/N0h2FDy2Lh
— Uber_Person ☢ (@29broke) May 31, 2020
It’s not enough that you raping a girl. You now decide to do it in a church? That was not enough you had to kill her?
Judgement day go funny
— Makanaki (@iAm_Vinee) May 31, 2020
Please do not share the photographs of Uwa Omozuwa’s broken body.
After being brutally assaulted with a fire extinguisher, raped in a church in Benin, and finally murdered, the very least we owe her in death is dignity
She would not want to be remembered that way#JusticeForUwa
— Sugabelly 🌕 (@sugabelly) May 31, 2020
— UNCLE CONSOLE👵 (@theonlyconsole) May 31, 2020
Mehn that church rape case is saddening.
Those responsible are just Devils in human flesh.
No respect for human Life and No respect for God and holy places 🤦♂️🤦♂️#JusticeForUwa
— TAHYOR 👑 (@eyitayojay) May 31, 2020
Uwa might have been your sister, female friend, your daughter, your wife. Uwa could have been any woman. She was raped by various men and killed in a church. The Perpetrators must be brought to justice !!!#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa
— Crochet Creator🧶 (@Ore_akiinde) May 31, 2020
We condemn the vicious rape & murder of an undergraduate of University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. It is Heartbreaking. We encourage @PoliceNG to apprehend the culprit & bring to Justice.
— Odubu2020 (@odubu2020) May 31, 2020