Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has commetnded the police for arresting the suspects involved in the rape and murder case of Vera Omozuwa a University of Benin Student.
The Governor expressed delight at the progress in the investigation of the late undergraduate’s murder.
Obaseki in his statement on Thursday said, “I applaud the Edo State Police Command under the leadership of Mr Johnson Kokumo, for their steadfastness in ensuring that they trailed those suspected to have murdered Miss Uwa Omozuwa.”
The Governor, however, lamented that the life of the 100 level student was cut short as she sought the serenity of a church to study in preparation for her examination.
“While this is the first step in unravelling and bringing those culpable in the dastardly act to justice, we urge the police not to rest on their oars but to ensure a diligent and thorough investigation.”
“We are also confident that the just resolution of the matter would benefit from the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law that is in force in the state.”
The governor noted that the police command under Kokumo had continued to show strength in combating violent crimes in Edo.
“The commissioner, who has proven his mettle over time, also showed operational dexterity during the investigation of the kidnappers at Ogba zoo, in which some police officers were killed in cold blood.”
Obaseki said he looked forward to full prosecution of all those indicted in Omozuwa’s death.