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Police arrest suspect linked to murder of Vera Omozuwa


Edo state Police Command on Tuesday arrested one of the suspects linked to the rape and murder of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin, Edo State.

Omozuwa, last week was raped and murdered by unknown persons while reading in the RCCG church in Benin city.

Speaking on the arrest, spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, explained that the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined.

Nwabuzor revealed that operatives of the command arrested the suspect after the Area Commander of Ikpoba Hill mobilized his men to take action.

“The item used in the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, was recovered, immediately the operatives who were with some specialists screened the fingerprints which led to our suspect.

“Around the place of the incident, the suspect was arrested,” Nwabuzor said.

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