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.
Uwa was reported to have visited the RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin to read on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
She was said to be in the church auditorium 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, who recently gained admission into UNIBEN was thereafter rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where she narrated her ordeal.
She, however, died three days after 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.
There have been calls to the Nigeria Police Force and government to ensure the culprits are brought to book.
Below are Nigerians’ reactions to the tragedy as #JusticeforUwa trends on Twitter.
This innocent young lady was raped in church, then brutally slained. A church is supposed to be the safest place for anyone. So if something like this is happening in church, I really don’t know anymore. It’s heartbreaking! 💔#JusticeForUwa
— Mazi Olisaemeka C. ™ (@OlisaOsega) May 31, 2020
The probable consequence of studying alone in church should not be Rape and/or Murder.
Every day, the life of a woman is threatened by a crazy man. If it's not police killing, it's a man raping.
— YOUR LAWYER ⚖️ (@Ifeoma_Solanke) May 31, 2020
A young lady was not only raped but she was also brutally murdered in cold blood at an RCCG church in Benin.
The bastards who carried out this inhumane and atrocious acts must not go unpunished. They are forever cursed. Wicked and callous!!! 💔💔💔😡🤯🤯🤯🥺
— ✨👑 DaddyMO👑✨✊🏾 (@therealdaddymo1) May 31, 2020
Few days ago, #JusticeForTina was trending. Today, it is #JusticeForUwa. The Nigerian state must do all to protect our young girls. Their lives matter and any criminal who attacks and ends it brutally must be brought to justice.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) May 31, 2020
Uwa's story breaks me. We all have to admit that our parents have failed woefully in the raising of the male child. Concentrating too much on the conduct of the female child when it's actually the males who have the higher propensity to do evil! #JusticeForUwa
— DJINEE (@DJINEE) May 31, 2020
— Ayisat Olabimpé Agbájé (@ayisatagbaje) May 31, 2020
Wherever the protest is taking place, I'm down.
I'm sick and tired of the silence from our leaders.
— Fifss (@fisayoade_) May 31, 2020
— Toluwalase Ibrahim Rasaq (@ToluwalaseR) May 31, 2020
— Oluwaseyi Osho 🇳🇬 (@John_binho) May 31, 2020
H/T: Pulse Nigeria