One University of Benin new intake has died after being raped inside a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, sparking outrage on social media.
On May 27, 2020, the victim, Uwa Omozuwa, was said to have visited the RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, where she was reading.
Some men were reported to have made their way into the church auditorium where they struck her in the head with a fire extinguisher, raped her and left her for dead.
A security guard at the church reportedly found her in a pool of blood and informed his superiors at the church.
The 22-year-old victim, who was unconscious, was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where she narrated her ordeal. She, however, succumbed to her injuries three days later.
The sister of Uwa Omozuwa reportedly said the diseased was a virgin before the ugly incidence that took her life.
The case was reported at the Oregbeni Police Station, Benin.
According to friends of the deceased, she only recently gained admission into the federal university and had yet to do matriculation as of the time of her death on May 30, 2020.
Several Twitter users wondered how the deceased was killed in broad daylight and inside a church.
@Dipoowujide,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.
@Djinee, 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!