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Students and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Prof. Lillian Salami on Thursday in Benin City, the Edo State capital, protested the rape and killing last week of Vera Omosuwa, a first-year student of the institution.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Ovia Southwest/Ovia Northeast, Dennis Idahosa as well as National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Bamidele Akpan, and many Nigerian students also protested the attack.
Prof Salami was joined by senior officials of the university, who called on security agencies to ensure diligent investigation of the gang-rape and gruesome murder of the 100 Level Microbiology student.
Omosuwa was attacked on May 27, while reading inside the auditorium of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ikpoba Hill, Benin, but she died on May 30 at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
Idahosa condemned the attack, assuring that “the perpetrators will be brought to justice,” adding, “I am glad that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has taken over the investigation.
“It is sad to know that another student, Barakat Bello, 18, a year one student of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan, Oyo State, was on June 1 also gang-raped and murdered in Ibadan. These evil acts cannot remain in our country, because Nigerians are people of great values.”
NANS president said such barbaric attacks must not be allowed in a decent society.
The Edo chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), led by Adesuwa Ehimuan, also condemned the gang-rape and murder of Omosuwa.
The new Commissioner of Police in Edo, Johnson Kokumo vowed to apprehend Omosuwa’s killers.