She was attacked right inside the church and left for dead during a pool of her blood.
Uwa Omozuwa the 22 year old 100 level student of the University of Benin was raped and killed right inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) parish on May 27, 2020, during her study hours.
According to an RCCG statement signed by spokesperson Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, given the lockdown order by government our churches had been closed to worship and other fellowships.
However on Wednesday 27th May 2020 Miss Uwa Omozuwa had collected the keys to the church hall of her parish as she had been doing since the lockdown began to be used for her private educational studies.
“On the said date, when the night guard at the church resumed duties a touch after 7 pm, he found the woman on the ground within the church half-naked and the pool of her blood.
“Unfortunately, she gave up the ghost on Saturday night. Omozuwa was a member of the church choir.
The hashtags #JusticeForUwa and #WeAreTired are trending on social media since Sunday, May 31.
The Edo government has promised to investigate the incident and fish out the perpetrator(s).
Amnesty International has also condemned the murder while calling on the authorities to do better.
We are deeply concerned that perpetrators of rape in Nigeria invariably escape punishment.
Rising cases of rape across Nigeria are a result of the failure of law enforcement to ensure that rapists face justice.