There is public outrage in Nigeria after a female student at the University of Benin, died on Saturday after being raped inside a church.
Local media reported that the victim, Vera Uwa Omozuwa was raped inside the Redeemed Christian Church of God building on Wednesday.
She had visited the said church to read only for some men to rush inside, struck her in the head with a fire extinguisher, then raped her and left her for dead.
Omozuwa was found in a pool of blood by a security guard at the church who then informed his superiors at the church.
The 22-year-old victim, was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital while being unconscious.
When she gained consciousness she narrated her ordeal but later succumbed to her injuries three days later.
Omozuwa just gained admission into university to read Microbiology and was yet to even matriculate before her death on Saturday.
There have been outrage all over social media with the hashtag #JusticeforUWA.
This is UWA, a 22 year old girl who was raped in RCCG Benin, inside the church, is there no limit to this evil? The Culprits are on the run and they must be found and brought to justice.
— Arsenal’s Bunny. (@Bubble_minakie) May 31, 2020
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) May 31, 2020
She was a 100L student of Microbiology in UNIBEN, her first year, she was READING IN THE CHURCH, she didn’t deserve what happened to her, no one does, please bring her justice and let her Rest In Peace #JusticeForUwa pic.twitter.com/d9vQUjPdTP
— ?? #BlackLivesMatter #KadunaMassacre (@_illeglrl) May 31, 2020
Can y’all just LEAVE WOMEN ALONE. Leave us alone. It’s not by force ! We didn’t choose to be born women, we don’t have to suffer for being women. We’re tired of the hashtags and the rambling , just LEAVE US TF ALONE !!!! #JusticeForUwa
— ebele. (@ebelee_) May 31, 2020
Is this what we will wake up to everyday now ? 2 days ago , #JusticeForGeorgeFlyod , yesterday it was #JusticeForTina . Today it is #JusticeForUwa . When are human beings going to stop being so evil to one another ?
These are scary sad times ☹️.
— Gbemi O-O (@GbemiOO) May 31, 2020
Women talk about men raping them everyday and they are blamed for being in the wrong place, dating wrong men, wearing revealing clothes, but Uwa was reading in a church, what is your excuse this time? What is your excuse? My heart hurts! I want justice for her #JusticeForUwa
— Renè The Leader ❤️ (@Rene_noire) May 31, 2020
What is the excuse now? She was in a CHURCH. Women get brutalized, raped and killed while reading in CHURCH. This is a societal sickness! Don’t ever let me hear you say shit to justify or exuse rape! I’m so sorry Uwa, you didn’t deserve this. #JusticeForUwa
— Ozzy Etomi (@ozzyetomi) May 31, 2020
— Chemical Brother ? (@chemicalbrodar) May 31, 2020
Police have now launched investigations into the crime with pressure mounting on them to arrest the culprits and bring them to book.