The Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Yinka Omorogbe, reveals that the murdered 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin, Uwa Omozuwa, was a virgin before her rape and gruesome death.
Reacting to the rumours on social media that the 22-year-old was pregnant for a pastor, the AG stated clearly that the autopsy carried out on the deceased showed that she was not pregnant and she was a virgin before she met her death.
This he said during a protest organised by members of the Edo Women Development Initiatives on Friday, June 19, 2020.
Prof. Yinka said;
“We were further shocked by some of the different things we saw all over the place, particularly on social media, and that is why it is important we come here.
“For example, we saw a terrible lie being peddled on social media, not regular press, that Uwa was impregnated by her pastor. That has been refuted, though it caused serious anguish to the family members. It’s a terrible story.
“Though one cannot talk at this point, from the autopsy done on Uwa, it was clearly established that not only was she not pregnant, she was a virgin, so, how boyfriend and pregnancy came in, only God knows.”
She also gave an assurance to residents that the Edo State government is taking strategic measures to ensure the total eradication of rape in the state.
“All we are trying to do is to make sure there is no more rape in Edo State. Not only do I believe that rape can be totally eradicated in the state, but the government of Mr. Obaseki is also committed to ensuring total eradication of rape in this state.,”