The bereaved father of late Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, the University of Benin undergraduate, who was raped and killed inside church has spoken of his pain.
Late Vera, a 100-level microbiology student in the Faculty of Science had gone to read inside the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Miracle Sanctuary Mega Parish, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City on May 27, 2020, unknown to her that brutal death was lurking around.
The 22-year-old was a chorister in the church and was in her habit to sneak there and study.
However, on the fateful day her attackers broke into the church and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her during which they clubbed her with a fire extinguisher leading to her demise at the hospital four days after.
Her distraught father in a video trending online said it was not a cakewalk for the deceased to gain admission into the university while expressing his personal pain.
He said: “It was not a mistake; it was not a fault; it was not stubbornness for her to go to the church to study. She had been going there for several years. She struggled for five years before she gained admission into UNIBEN. I was waiting to celebrate her admission before she died.”