By Shola Adewunmi
A 22-year-old student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwaila Vera Omozuwa has been confirmed dead after being allegedly raped and murdered inside a church in Benin City.
The 100-level Microbiology student was said to have gone to read at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, where was attacked with a fire extinguisher by unknown men.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Wednesday, May 27.
A family source told the press that Uwaila died on Saturday midnight at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she was rushed to after the attack.
The source said; “The church’s security officer had gone to collect the keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone in the church already.
“He got to the church only to find Uwaila in a pool of blood and next to her was the fire extinguisher which was used to bash her face.
“He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless, thinking she was dead. After careful observation, they noticed she moved her hand and quickly rushed her to the hospital.
“It was at the hospital that Uwaila revealed she was reading all alone when some unknown men came into the church, beat, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher.
“However, she later passed on after spending four days at the hospital.”