Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed forensic experts to investigate the rape and killing of a 22-year-old University of Benin student named Vera Uwaila Omosuwa.
Omosuwa was sexually abused and murdered by yet to be identified persons while reading inside a branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God in Benin, the state capital.
A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Monday reads, “As part of deliberate and concerted efforts by the Nigeria Police High Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the brutal attack and unfortunate death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin, Edo State, the Inspector-General of Police has deployed additional investigation aid and forensic support to Edo State Police Command to complement and expedite actions in the ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident.
"The IGP, while condemning the attack, commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. He calls for calm and assures that the Force will surely bring the perpetrators of the callous act to book in the shortest possible time."