Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has commended the Edo State Police Command for the arrest of suspects in the rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa, a first year Microbiology student of the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State.
Governor Obaseki in a statement,
declared: “I applaud the Edo State Police Command under the leadership of Johnson Kokumo, for their steadfastness in ensuring that they trailed those suspected to have murdered Miss. Uwa Omozuwa, who had sought the serenity of a church premises to study in preparation for her examinations.
“While this is the first step in unraveling and bringing those culpable in the dastardly act to justice, we urge the Police not to rest on their oars but to ensure diligent and thorough investigation. We are also confident that the just resolution of the matter would benefit from the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law that is in force in the state.”
Incumbent Governor Obaskei further commended the Edo State Command of Nigeria Police ;ed by the Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo, for continuous show of strength in containing violent crimes in the state.
The governor, accordingly declared: “We commend the police force for the pace of the investigation and for their dedication to duty as this matter is close to our hearts. The Commissioner, who has proven his mettle overtime, also showed operational dexterity during the investigation of the kidnappers at Ogba zoo, in which some Police officers were killed in cold blood. Hence, we are confident that there would be a fair denouncement on this matter.”
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