The body of 100 Level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, who was raped and killed in a church in Benin, was buried on Friday, November 13, in Benin.
Omozuwa was buried amid tears as her family and friends expressed disappointment that six months after her death, justice has still not been served.
Omozuwa’s burial began with a funeral service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Aduwawa, Benin City.
On May 30,2020, the student was found dead, lying half-naked in a pool of blood at the church where she had been a member of the choir for many years, according to a church official.
Despite the best efforts of doctors to save her life, Omozuwa, whom her family described as “kind and intelligent,” died days after the attack.
Omozuwa,it was gathered usually went to the church on weekdays to study to avoid distractions from her siblings at home.
The student went more regularly until death as her institution and others were shut as part of measures to halt the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.