Edo First Lady commiserates with family of late Miss Omozuwa, reassures justice for the deceased
The Wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, has condoled with the family of late Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), who was allegedly raped after her head was smashed with a fire extinguisher at a Pentecostal church in Benin, which consequently led to her death.
The First Lady led a high-powered delegation including wife of the Edo State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Maryann Shaibu and the Commissioner for Gender and Social Development, Hon. Maria Edekor, among other government officials to the family residence of late Miss Omozuwa.
Mrs. Betsy Obaseki assured the family that the state government will ensure justice for the late Miss Omozuwa.
She urged the family members to take solace in the fact that Uwaila is now in a better place and encouraged them to continue to keep faith in God who knows all.
The First Lady urged stakeholders to support government to end violence against women and children in the state.
Narrating efforts to keep late Uwaila alive after she was found unconscious, father of the deceased, Mr. Omozuwa described his daughter as a well-behaved girl.
He said his lamentation was the fact that tears kept pouring from her eyes while she was in a coma for four days until she gave up the ghost.
In a video message aired on television and radio stations across Edo, the state government condemned in strong terms the rising spate of violence against women and children since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The video featured the First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki; Deputy Governor’s wife, Mrs. Maryann Shaibu; wife of the Speaker of the Edo State House Assembly and wives of the Local Government Chairmen in the state, among others, who jointly spoke against violence against women and children.