Nigerians rage against raping of UNIBEN student to death inside church in #JusticeforUWA protest

The rape victim, Uwaila Omozuwa

The despicable act of yet to be identified men who raped an undergraduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) inside a church and her eventual death sparked off outrage on the social media on Sunday.

The wicked and morally reprehensive incident which happened at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) caused many Nigerians to demand justice for the innocent lady identified as Uwaila Omozuwa, in a Twitter protest trending with the hashtag #JusticeforUWA.

It all happened on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after the victim, Omozuwa, said to have visited the RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, to read, but unknowing to her, she had been trailed by her assailants to the location.

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As gathered, the rapists who launched into the church auditorium, hit Omozuwa on the head with a fire extinguisher, took turn to rape her and left her unconscious inside the church.

It was the church security guard who was said to have found Omozuwa soaked in her own blood that alerted his colleagues to the crime, after which the 22-year-old lady, already unconscious, was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).

There at the hospital, Omozuwa was revived, and it was in her pain she narrated her ordeal to the health workers, but unfortunately, she had been badly injured to the extent that while under medication, she gave up the ghost on the third day at UBTH.

But while in the hospital, the case had been reported at the Oregbeni Police Station, Benin, the capital city of Edo State.

As gathered, Omozuwa was a fresh student of UNIBEN, who only just got admitted into 100 Level and had not even been matriculated as of the time she died May 30, 2020.

Consequent upon this needless killing of Omozuwa by the rapists, Nigerians took to Twitter to challenge authorities to fish out her killers while their action was also outright condemned.

Below are some of the tweets: