Nigerians Demand Justice For Uwa, 22-Year-Old Girl Raped, Killed While Reading Inside Church In Benin
It was gathered that the unfortunate incident took place three days ago in a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) where the victim went to read.
Omozuwa was left unconscious after being raped and smashed in the head with a fire extinguisher in the church located at Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, the state capital.
Despite being rushed to the intensive care unit of a hospital, Omozuwa died as a result of the injuries sustained during the inhumane incident.
Since images of the incident went viral on social media, many Nigerians took to Twitter, using the hashtag #JusticeForUwa to demand that perpetrators of the gruesome crime be brought to book.
See some reactions below;
A young lady goes to a place of worship to read and animals go in their to rape her and assault her leading to her death.
A lot of people bring karma and curses on themselves and begin to cry when the consequences of their actions is in full effect. #JusticeForUwa
— Raymond (@IamTheIroko) May 31, 2020
— Chemical Brother 👌 (@chemicalbrodar) May 31, 2020
The state on nature in this hellhole called Nigeria is very nasty, very bruttish and very short.The value of a human life in this country is so depreciated, the irony is that we have a government.
Should we talk about BokoHaram, Leah, SARS, SouthernKaduna,Tina,Uwa?#JusticeForUwa
— Uchenna (@urchelixir) May 31, 2020
If the family of Uwa cannot get justice legally, they should go traditional. You cannot rape someone in a church, murder her and go free. No way!!! #JusticeForUwa
— Unu Amaro Kam Sịrị Kwado (@AfamDeluxo) May 31, 2020
— UNCLE CONSOLE👵 (@theonlyconsole) May 31, 2020
She went inside a Church to read thinking it was a safe place not knowing that “sons of perdition” have no conscience nor regards to the house of God.days ago, we lost Tina to @PoliceNG & now, Uwah to creatures with zero dignity.#JusticeForUwa #EndRapeCulture#ProtectOurGirls
— Sifon Victor Sugar (@SifonVSugar) May 31, 2020
This country was negotiated and created by unjust means. Until we sit and have a rethink about who we are, we will have to light candles — virtual or real — daily, to protest injustice.
Lend your voice.
— Merrymen Chiefo (@UncleSmish) May 31, 2020
— deedeebaby🐺 (@maanuchim) May 31, 2020
It’s not enough that you raping a girl. You now decide to do it in a church? That was not enough you had to kill her?
Judgement day go funny
— Makanaki (@iAm_Vinee) May 31, 2020
STOP THE KILLINGS
STOP THE INJUSTICE
STOP THE DISCRIMINATION
STOP THE HATE
STOP THE SOCIAL SEGREGATION
STOP THE FAVOURITISM
STOP DENYING US OUR RIGHTS
STOP KILLING US
— IZY 💎|| Israel (@izybaby01) 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 pic.twitter.com/OueFwpRbI3
— The Ómó Ìbó 🃏🤸🏾 (@chinazzar_) May 31, 2020
Mehn that church rape case is saddening.
Those responsible are just Devils in human flesh.
No respect for human Life and No respect for God and holy places 🤦♂️🤦♂️#JusticeForUwa
— TAHYOR 👑 (@eyitayojay) May 31, 2020
— Yooomiii🌕 (@QAbdulganiy) May 31, 2020
We condemn the vicious rape & murder of an undergraduate of University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. It is Heartbreaking. We encourage @PoliceNG to apprehend the culprit & bring to Justice.
— Odubu2020 (@odubu2020) May 31, 2020
Uwa might have been your sister, female friend, your daughter, your wife. Uwa could have been any woman. She was raped by various men and killed in a church. The Perpetrators must be brought to justice !!!#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa#JusticeForUwa
— Crochet Creator🧶 (@Ore_akiinde) May 31, 2020
This gruesome killing comes few day after a 16-year-old, Tina Ezekwe was shot dead by a trigger-happy police officer at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos state.
The police man involved was arrested on May 29th following outcry on social media by many Nigerians.