The management of University of Benin, UNIBEN has reacted to the rape and gruesome murder of one of its students, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa.
The victim, a 100-level Microbiology student of the institution was raped and murdered by unknown men at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, where she had gone to read.
Reacting to the news, the Vice-Chancellor of UNIBEN, Lilian Salami, in a statement through the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire, described the incident as shocking.
She said the actions were condemnable and should not be condoned by any society.
The VC said the current COVID-19 pandemic was already hard on everyone and that compounding it with inflicting additional pain on any family was a wicked act.
While commiserating with the bereaved family on the loss of their daughter, Mrs Salami prayed God to grant her soul peaceful rest.
The vice-chancellor urged students of the institution and indeed all young people to be wary of the company they kept and the places they visited.