500K Bounty for Killers of Uwaila Omozuwa Vera
A Civil Society Organisation, Tech4Justice, also known as Citizen’s Gavel, has placed a N500, 000 bounty for any person or persons that will provide information leading to the arrest of the those involved in the rape and murder of the University of Benin female undergraduate, Uwaila Omozuwa Vera.
Reacting to the incident on its twitter handle @citizen_gavel, on Monday, the group while condemning the incident, said it will be giving N500,000 to anyone with useful information that will lead to the arrest of the hoodlums.
It tweeted, “Our organisation is raising the sum of N500,000 to pay anyone who has credible evidence that can lead to the arrest of perpetrators of the rape and murder of Uwa.”
On the timeline of the bounty, which will elapse after two months, the group said: “In the event that we couldn’t get credible evidence after two months, the funds will be returned to donors. “The person who provides such evidence shall remain anonymous for security reasons. A proper account of funds will be rendered and made public.”
Uwaila Omozuwa Vera was reportedly killed after she was raped inside a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, near Ikpoba Hill in Benin, Edo State, last Wednesday.
She was said to be reading in the church when she was attacked.
The incident sparked off outrage on social media, with many calling for justice for the deceased.
Moreso, classmates and family members of the victim protested to the state police command and Government House demanding thorough investigation into the killing.
Also, Photographer, Adedotun Soyebi (@ITsPUFFY) and his team paid the family of Uwaila Omozuwa Vera a visit.
“We went to Visit Uwa’s family in Benin city today! The Attorney general assured them that Justice will prevail. She is working with the commissioner of police Edo state in this quest of Justice!” Dotun said.
When contacted on the forensic investigation, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, simply said: “Positive things are just coming out, we don’t want to say anything that will undermine our investigation, if it is ripe, you will know.”