The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has ordered the immediate transfer of the case involving a UNIBEN undergrauate Miss Uwaila Vera Omozusi, who was raped and murdered in cold blood in a Church building in Benin City from the Edo state police command to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
This Development was made known in a statement released by the force spokesperson, Frank Mba, on June 2nd.
The statement reads;
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the immediate transfer of the ongoing investigations into the inhuman sexual assault and death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa which occurred recently in Benin, Edo State from the Police State Headquarters, Benin to the Force headquarters, Abuja.
The IGP’s directive is sequel to the preliminary report from the team of investigators and forensic experts earlier deployed to assist the Edo State Police Command in the investigations into the unfortunate incident. The DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael, fdc will henceforth provide direct supervision and ensure speedy and thorough investigation of the case.”
Mba added that the IGP has also ordered the immediate deployment of specialized investigators and additional investigation assets to all gender desk offices and juvenile welfare centers across the country.
In a similar vein, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of specialized investigators and additional investigation assets to all the Gender Desks Offices and the Juvenile Welfare Centres (JWC) across the country. This is to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the Units to respond to increasing challenges of sexual assaults and domestic/gender-based violence linked with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and other social ills within the country.