Following the murder of Uwa Omozuwa, a 22-year-old student of the University of Benin on Saturday, May 30, 2020, Nigerians have been demanding justice for the deceased.
#JusticeforUwa has been trending on social media as Nigerians call on the police and government to ensure the culprits are brought to book.
Uwa was reported to have visited the RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin to read on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
She had just been admitted to the University of Benin to study microbiology says friends. The 22 year dreamed of becoming a nurse and all that has been dashed by her rapist.
She was at the church auditorium reading when some men attacked her, raped her, hit her head with a fire extinguisher cylinder and left her for dead.
According to The Punch, a security official at the church found her in a pool of blood and informed his superiors at the church.
Uwa died three days later as a result of the injuries she sustained.
The case has been reported at the Oregbeni Police Station, Benin as many Nigerians wonder how the 22-year-old student was raped and killed in broad daylight and inside a church.
The IGP of Nigeria police has ordered an immediate investigation into the case and Nigerians as well as other Africans are monitoring keenly.
Read some reactions from Nigerians on social media about the rape and death of the student