The police in Edo State have arrested one person suspected to know about the killing of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University of Benin, Edo State.
Vera was raped and killed inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God, Benin, while she was reading.
Spokesperson for the Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the suspect was arrested after an analysis of the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher used in hitting her was done.
He added that the suspect was arrested within the neighbourhood where the act took place.
He said, “The item used in the assault, which was a fire extinguisher was recovered, immediately the operatives who were with some specialists screened the fingerprints which led to our suspect. The suspect was arrested around the place of the incident.”
The rape and killing of the young lady had sparked outrage across Nigeria with many calling for the immediate arrest and punishment of the perpetrators.