The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, reacted to the reported rape and subsequent death of a University of Benin (UNIBEN) undergraduate, Vera Omozuwa.
The crime reportedly took place inside a hall of one of the parishes of the RCCG on Ikpoba Hill, Benin City.
Pastor Adeboye, in a statement posted on his official Facebook page late Sunday, commiserated with the family and also said the RCCG management would cooperate fully with the police to unravel the crime and arrest the perpetrators.
Preliminary reports indicate that the victim, a 100-level student, was beaten inside a hall in the said parish, where she had gone to study.
The 23-year-old died on May 31, 18 days after, at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
“All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book,” the General Overseer said. “I and members of my family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation.”
A renowned Nigerian cleric, Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, in a statement he posted on Twitter has also condemned the murder of young Omozuwa and called for the arrest of her killers.
Reacting to the incident, Apostle Suleman vowed that those behind the dastardly act won’t go unpunished.
He wrote: “I strongly condemn the gruesome killing of Vera Uwaila, a 100 level microbiology student of our great Uniben. Dastardly as it it, we are yet to hear of any arrest. May God give her parents fortitude to bear the loss. Justice must be served as she was just 22years old.
“I just spoke with the governor, the death of Vera Uwaila won’t be swept under the carpet. If someone could have the nerve to come kill a girl inside the Church, then there would be consequences. If there are mad men, there are psychiatric doctors,” he emphasised.
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