By Osahon Osahon
Operatives of the Edo State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested suspected killer of the 100-level undergraduate of the University of Benin, Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.
Uwa, a microbiology student, was allegedly raped and smashed to death with a fire extinguisher at the Ikpoba Hill Branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) where she had gone to read.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Abubakar Adamu, had deployed tactical team of operatives to track her killers.
The State Police Command confirmed the arrest of the suspect to our correspondent.
Confirming the arrest, Spokesman of Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said that the suspect was arrested following screening of the finger prints on the fire extinguisher allegedly used to smash the deceased.
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 finger prints which led to our suspect.
“Around the place of the incident, the suspect was arrested,” Nwabuzor said.