Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has charged Law Enforcement Agencies to leave no stone unturned in finding perpetrators of rape and murder of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa.
Omozuwa, who was raped in a church in Benin City, the Edo State capital, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was an undergraduate at the University of Benin, Edo State. No arrest has been made by the Nigeria Police Force or any security agency.
Saraki, who lamented the “extremely shocking” incident, noted that everyone must work to create safe spaces for girls and women – free from all sorts of sexual harassment and violence.
“The reports of the rape and murder of a 22 year old undergraduate of the University of Benin, Uwa Omozuwa, in a Church in Benin City are extremely shocking. Such savagery has no place in the Nigerian society,” the former governor of Kwara State said.
“As a people, we have to work to create safe spaces for our girls and women – in our homes, at work and in our places of worship – free from any and all sorts of sexual violation. And I say this not just because I’m a #GirlDad but because it is the right thing to do.
“I strongly appeal to our law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in finding the perpetrators of this heinous act and bringing them to justice.
“I pray that the Almighty comforts the Omozuwa family and strengthen them at this very difficult time.”