The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the Edo State Police Command for arresting the suspects involved in the rape and gruesome murder of a 100-level Microbiology undergraduate of the University of Benin, Miss. Uwa Omozuwa.
The governor, in a statement, commended the state police command for following through with the case and working to ensure the suspects were arrested.
According to him, “I applaud the Edo State Police Command under the leadership of Mr. Johnson Kokumo, for their steadfastness in ensuring that they trailed those suspected to have murdered Miss. Uwa Omozuwa, who had sought the serenity of a church premises to study in preparation for her examinations.
“While this is the first step in unraveling and bringing those culpable in the dastardly act to justice, we urge the Police not to rest on their oars but to ensure diligent and thorough investigation. We are also confident that the just resolution of the matter would benefit from the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law that is in force in the state.”
He noted that the Edo State Command of Nigeria Police Force has continued to show strength in combating violent crimes in the state under the leadership of the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Johnson Kokumo.
“We commend the police force for the pace of the investigation and for their dedication to duty as this matter is close to our hearts. The Commissioner, who has proven his mettle overtime, also showed operational dexterity during the investigation of the kidnappers at Ogba zoo, in which some Police officers were killed in cold blood. Hence, we are confident that there would be a fair denouncement on this matter.”