Nigeria: #JusticeForUwa - Nigerian Cleric Offers N1 Million Reward for Information On Killers

(file photo).

A renowned Nigerian cleric, Johnson Suleman, has pledged N1 million reward for anyone who would give information that could lead to the arrest of those behind the murder of an undergraduate, Vera Omozuwa.

Police have declared a manhunt on the killers of Ms Omozuwa who was violently attacked inside a parish under the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Benin City, Edo State.

Ms Omozuwa, a 23-year-old undergraduate student of the University of Benin, died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, some days after the attack.

Police in Edo said they were searching for witnesses who could give useful information on the incident which has attracted nationwide outrage.

"I would give N1million to anyone willing to provide reliable information to the apprehension of those behind the rape/murder of vera uwaila who was murdered in the church," Mr Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) said in a Twitter post on Monday.

Mr Suleman runs his church, the Omega Fire Ministries in Auchi, Edo State.

The cleric, in a previous tweet, had condemned the student's murder.

The General Overseer of RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, said the church would cooperate with the police in their investigation.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed forensic experts from Abuja to Edo to help in the investigation.

Mr Adamu condoled the family, friends, and colleagues of the late student and vowed to bring her attackers to justice within "the shortest possible time".

More From: Premium Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.