Nigerian media has reported a case of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a first year Microbiology student of the University of Benin who was allegedly raped and murdered inside the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The reports indicate that Vera had gone into the church to read, whist preparing for a possible school resumption .While reading, unknown men entered the church, raped her and smashed her head with a fire extinguisher, leaving her for dead.
The papers said the church's 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 Uwaila in a pool of blood and next to her was the fire extinguisher which was used to bash her face.
He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless, thinking she was dead. After careful observation, they noticed she moved her hand and quickly rushed her to the hospital.
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..
It was at the hospital that Uwaila revealed she was reading all alone when some unknown men came into the church, beat, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. However, she later passed on.
Commenting on the matter senior Nigerian Christian leader Apostle Johnson Suleman said, "I just spoke with the governor…the death of Vera Uwaila wont 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."