The Edo State Commissioner of Police Office, Mr. Johnson Kokumo paraded six suspects linked to the brutal rape and murder of Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin.
The Commissioner of Police, while parading the suspects at a press briefing in Edo state on Wednesday, gave the names of the suspects as Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Mrs Tina Samuel, Mrs Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien and Collins Ulegbe.
Mr Kokumo said;
“the matter was a great concern to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Muhammed Adamu who sent to us here in Benin, homicide experts to work with our policemen at the state criminal investigation department.
“What we are seeing today, is a result of the uniting efforts of the police to get at the root of the crime, and today, I announce to you and making public through this medium that the perpetrators have been arrested.”
Mr Kokumo mentioned that the post-mortem result revealed that the victim was raped.
The CP also said he had earlier assured the people of the state and Nigeria at large that the police would solve the mystery behind her death.
Collins Ulegbe, one of the suspected killers, confessed that the victim’s landlady, Mrs Mary Ade, paid him N1 million to murder the undergraduate and wipe her private part with a handkerchief so that she could use it for ritual purposes.
Ulegbe also said he and the victim attend the same church.
However, the landlady denied the allegations leveled against her.
#JusticeForUwa: We got N1m to kill her for rituals — Suspects involved in the rape and murder of Vera Uwaila inside church. 📹: EBSTV news pic.twitter.com/MwbZphsN18 — Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) August 27, 2020