The Nigerian Police Force, Edo State Command has paraded six suspects involved in the rape and murder of 22-year-old Vera Uwaila.
The suspects are Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Mrs Tina Samuel, Mrs Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien and Collins Ulegbe.
According to the principle suspect, Collins Ulegbe, they were contracted by another suspect Mrs Mary Ade to kill the victim for ritual purposes. They were paid a sum of 1 Million Naira for the job.
After the act, they allegedly cleaned the deceased’s blood with a white handkerchief and handed it over to Mary.
Ulegbe added that they were not given any orders to rape Uwaila but his men wanted to and so he allowed them. Afterwards, he hit her head with a fire extinguisher he found in the church.
Recall that the 100-Level Microbiology student of University of Benin, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa was said to have gone to the church to read in May 2020, when the suspects went into the church, raped and inflicted serious injury on her that eventually led to her death days later in the hospital.
Uwaila’s death sparked outrage in the country leading many to join the #justiceforuwa campaign in a bid to push the Nigerian Police Force to find the killers and bring them to book.
Celebrities were not left out. Asa, Tiwa Savage and many others showed their support for the movement.