Angry youths set church ablaze over murder of UNIBEN student - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Angry youths set church ablaze over murder of UNIBEN student

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A branch of the Redeemed Christian Church at Ikpoba Hill Area of Benin City was set ablaze Sunday morning over reports that a University of Benin student was murdered inside the worship centre.


It was gathered that the church was burnt when residents learnt that a 100-level University of Benin (UNIBEN) was raped and killed by unknown gunmen in the church.

The girl in early twenties, a Microbiology undergraduate of the University before her death, unconfirmed sources was named Uwaila Omozuwa abd was fond of reading daily and alone, inside the church known.

It was gathered that her violent attackers beat her up before attacking her with a fire extinguisher on the night of Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Our source said she died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she was rushed to after the attack, after telling how she was attacked.

“The church security officer had gone to collect the keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone in the church already.

“He got to the church only to find two girl in critical condition and in a pool of blood with the blood stained fire extinguisher near her.

“He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless. After careful observation, it was noticed that she moved her hand and she was rushed her to the hospital.

“It was at there that she revealed she was reading alone that night when the unknown men came into the church, beat her, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. They left giving her up for dead”.