Governor Godwin Obaseki has spoken on the murder of a student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), identified as Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.
The 22-year-old was gang-raped and clubbed to death by yet-to-be-identified persons.
The incident took place on the night of Wednesday last week, inside the Ikpoba Hill branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) in Benin, Edo state.
The 100-Level student of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences in the institution, was said to have gone to the church to read when her assailants pounced on her.
Reacting to the incident on Sunday, Governor Obaseki assured that the evil perpetrators will not go unpunished.
He said: “I have ordered the Nigeria Police Force to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
“The Police have been mandated to identify, arrest and prosecute anyone found culpable in her death. The Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law is in effect in our state.
“Using this law, we would ensure to investigate what exactly transpired and deal decisively with those found complicit in the dastardly act, whoever they might be. #JusticeForUwa.”