The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has condemned the gruesome killing of one of its students, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, who was allegedly gang raped and later killed by yet-to- be identified gangs.
It was learned that Uwaila, who was a 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, was raped and killed by some unknown persons while reading in a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), in Benin City.
The victim was a 100 level Microbiology student of the institution before her painful exertion.
Vice Chancellor of UNIBEN, Prof. Lilian Salami, in a statement through the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, described the news as shocking.
In the statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Benin, the VC said the actions were condemnable and should not be condoned by any society.
She said the current COVID-19 pandemic was already hard on everyone and that compounding it with inflicting additional pain on any family was a wicked act.
While commiserating with the bereaved family on the loss of their daughter, Salami prayed to God to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss and grant her soul a perfect rest.
The vice chancellor urged students of the institution and indeed all young people to be wary of the company they keep and the places they visited.
The VC revealed that a delegation had been sent by the university’s management to commiserate with the bereaved family.