Uwaila Omozuwa, a 23-year-old 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN has died after she was beaten and raped inside Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin.
According to reports, the victim was beaten, raped, and hit with a fire extinguisher by unknown men on Wednesday, 27th May 2020 at her local church,.
Uwaila was taken to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo State where she was confirmed dead
A 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.
The case was eventually reported to Oregbeni Police Station, but nothing has been done about it so far”.
Meanwhile, the victim’s friends and family have taken to social media to demand action, using the hashtag #JusticeForUwa.
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