A 22-year-old student of the University of Benin, Nigeria named Uwa Omozuwa was raped and tortured inside a church on Saturday May 27, 2020. According to reports, when Uwa Omozuwa visited the RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin to read on that day, some men assaulted her, raped her and hit her on the head with a fire extinguisher leaving her unconscious. The Punch reported that the security personnel at the church found her lying in a pool of blood and told his superiors. Uwa was quickly rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. Unfortunately, she died three days after this incident as a result of injuries sustained.
This case has been reported to at Oregbeni Police Station as Nigerians furiously call for the government and Nigeria Police to hunt the culprits.
This issue has caused many Nigerians and other Africans to share their views as they demand for justice with the hashtag # JusticeforUwa. #StopRape
Popular celebrities like Wizkid, Don Jazzy, Temi Otedola and others also joined the trend.
The good news is that one of the men who raped and killed Uwa has been caught by the police. The fingerprint on the fire extinguisher they used to hit her matched with the his.