The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Edo State Branch has called on security agents in the country to carry out investigation into the rape and killing of Miss. Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100 level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin ( UNIBEN ) .
The group urged the Nigerian police and Department of State Service ( DSS ) to do everything with their power in fishing out the perpetrators of the dastardly act and ensuring that they are brought to book irrespective of their status in the society.
In a statement issued on Monday by the Spokeperson, Florence Okundaye
condemned all forms of sexual abuse and violence against women and girls.
The group said it would not relent until the case is brought to a logical conclusion and justice prevailed.
FIDA called on Government to be proactive in her responsibility and duty of providing security to the citizens who it sworn to protect.
According to the statement ” We received with great shock and sadness the news of the despicable and heinous act of rape which led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.
” We therefore call on all Security Agencies to wit; the Police and State Security Service to thoroughly investigate the case and do the needful in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book very quickly.
” FIDA Edo decries all forms of Sexual Abuse and Violence against Women and Girls and states that they are serious and widespread problems that have lasting impacts on individuals, families, communities and burdens our society with major health and safety issues “