The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Edo state has decried the news of the rape and subsequent murder of Miss Vera Omozuwa.
The victim was a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin(UNIBEN) before her travail.
Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin, President of MWAN Edo, in a statement described the incident as “devilish acts of unkind beings”.
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In the statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Benin, Dr Edigin said the actions were condemnable and should not be condoned by any society.
She expressed her disbelief and utter displeasure of the rape incidence and death of the 23 year old girl.
“MWAN strongly condemns what happened to Uwaila and any other girl child that has gone through this devilish acts of unkind beings”.
“Mwan condemns rape,violence of any kind and killings human beings”.
“This case has been reported to our National Association and is already receiving the expected actions”.
“Mwan Edo also would visit the commissioner of Police with the SGBV-RT team in Edo state to express our utmost displeasure on this case and demand for Justice”.
“Every life matter and this should not be treated with levity nor swept under the rug. The criminals must be caught and prosecuted. They must face the law of the land”.
“We call on the government and all relevant security agencies to ensure Justice is carried out and protecting every life,especially women and children as they are the most vulnerable in the society”.
“MWAN stands in solidarity with the family of the deceased in fighting for justice. We thank the Edo state government for their prompt intervention as we await the result of the inquiry set up”,she said.
Reports say that Miss Uwaila Vera Omozuwa,a 23 year old student of the University of Benin(UNIBEN) was raped by a gang of unknown men on the May 27,2020 and died few days later in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital(UBTH).
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