Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has also ordered for an investigation into the murder.

Governor Obaseki in his tweet vowed to ensure that the suspects are found and made to face the full wrath of the law.

“I have ordered the Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

#JUSTICE4UWA: I'LL SUPPORT POLICE TO BRING PERPETRATORS TO BOOK- ADEBOYE
LATE VERA UWAILA

“The @PoliceNG has been mandated to identify, arrest and prosecute anyone found culpable in her death. The Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law is in effect in our state.

“Using this law, we would ensure to investigate what exactly transpired and deal decisively with the those found complicit in the dastardly act, whoever they might be. #JusticeForUwa,” Obaseki’s tweet read.

The news of Uwa’s death had earlier sparked outrage on social media with many demanding for justice using the hashtag #JusticeForUwa.

#JUSTICE4UWA: I'LL SUPPORT POLICE TO BRING PERPETRATORS TO BOOK- ADEBOYE
GODWIN OBASEKI, EDO STATE GOVERNOR

See below, some of the tweets condemning Uwa’s murder and demanding justice:

 

#JUSTICE4UWA: I'LL SUPPORT POLICE TO BRING PERPETRATORS TO BOOK- ADEBOYE
UNIBEN MAIN GATE