Amnesty International condemns rape of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa


Amnesty International has condemned the rape and brutal murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa; a 22-year-old 100-level student of the University of Benin, Edo State.

Vera Uwaila was raped and killed inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God in Benin city.

“While the nation is still coming to terms with this gross violation, in Jigawa state 11 men were arrested for raping a 12-year old girl at Limawa in Dutse, the state capital.

“Although rape is a crime in Nigeria government’s response to it continues to be, woefully inadequate,” Amnesty International Nigeria said.

The International Human Right group added that the rising cases of rape across Nigeria are as a result of the failure of law enforcement to ensure that rapists face justice.

“We are deeply concerned that perpetrators of rape in Nigeria invariably escape punishment, and women and girls who have been raped are denied any form of redress for the serious crimes against them. Nigerian authorities must discard discriminatory laws that condone rape or prevent its successful prosecution,” Amnesty International Nigeria said.

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