Former senate president Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has joined millions of Nigeria on social media for the demand for Justice for Uwa. Uwa is 22 years undergraduate at the University of Benin who was reported to have been raped, beaten, and killed in a church in Benin city. He said that such savagery act should be squally dealt with after proper investigation, leading to the capture and prosecution of the perpetrators of the act.
He believes that our women deserve a safe space to strive at home, school, work, and other areas especially in our place of worship. He has called on law enforcement agencies, urging them to leave no stone unturned in finding the culprits who carried out such a gruesome act.
He prayed for the Omozuwa family that God should give the strength and comfort them.
The reports of the rape and murder of a 22-year-old undergraduate of the University of Benin, Uwa Omozuwa, in a Church in Benin City are extremely shocking. Such savagery has no place in the Nigerian society. As a people, we have to work to create safe spaces for our girls and women – in our homes, at work and in our places of worship – free from any and all sorts of sexual violation. And I say this not just because I’m a #girldad but because it is the right thing to do. I strongly appeal to our law enforcement agencies to leave no stone uncovered in finding the perpetrators of this heinous act and bringing them to justice. I pray that the Almighty comforts the Omozuwa family and strengthens them at this very difficult time.