A suspect involved in the death of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, murdered while studying inside a Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), church in Edo State, has admitted that he received 1 million Naira to kill the student.
Omozuwa, an undergraduate student of UNIBEN, was gruesomely raped and murdered in May.
The suspect, Collins Uligbe, from Agbor in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, confessed to the crime when paraded alongside other suspects by the Edo State Police Command.
Collins stated that his landlady, Mrs Mary Ade, gave them N1 million to kill the undergraduate.
He said after the act, he used a handkerchief given to him by Mrs Mary Ade to wipe Uwa’s blood and private part and returned it to his landlady.
According to him, Mrs Ade wanted to use it for rituals.
He also named other suspects as Nelson Ogbebor, Tina Samuel, another lady, Valentine Akato and Nosa Osabohien.
Narrating the incident, Collins said although they were six that carried out the crime, he was outside giving them signals before he joined them inside the church.
Collins said Nelson had hit the victim with a plank and when she tried to stand up he hit her with the fire extinguisher in the church.
The suspects were traced through a man who bought the victim’s phone for N17,000.
“I bought phone from Collins; on 27th May Osaro came to my workplace at Agba Park, we bargained and he sold the phone for N17,000 to me. The next week I was tracked and arrested,” the man had confessed.
Mary Ade, however, denied the allegation, insisting she neither gave him money nor asked him to wipe the lady’s private part.
The DAILY VENDOR recalls that Uwa’s death had raised concerns and stirred reactions from various quarters, including notable figures, as well as Nigerians on social media.