Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has sent an open letter to the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki over the murder of a 22-year-old female student of University of Benin, Uwavera Omozuwa in one of the RCCG parishes in Benin City.
Text of the open letter sent to Gov. Godwin Obaseki.
“RCCG CONDEMNS THE GRUESOME MURDER OF ITS MEMBER
The attention of the leadership of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has been drawn to the condemnable incident that occurred in Benin and linked to one of the Parishes where a member was gruesomely murdered.
Preliminary information reaching us confirms the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the University Of Benin (UNIBEN). The 22 year old member who died as a result of complications from the ugly incident.
As a church we are deeply touched and condemn in absolute terms this evil visited on an innocent girl as we have equally condemn any act of violence and abuse against women.
We are consulting with the appropriate authorities to ensure that an extensive investigation is carried out in line with the position already expressed by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and the culprit(s) face the full weight of the law and justice is done regardless of who is involved.
The leadership of the Redeemed Christian Church of God is grieved and disturbed over the death of Miss Uwa Omazuva a 100 level undergraduate student of the University of Benin who was a member of the Choir in one of our Parishes in Benin City. The Church commiserates with the parents family and relations of the young promising lady with prayers that God w grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss
In view of the lockdown order by Government our Churches had been closed down to worship and other fellowships However, on Wednesday 27th May, 2020, Miss Uwa Omozuwa had collected the keys to the Church Hall of her Parish as she had been doing since the lockdown began for use for her private educational studies On the said date, when the night guard at the Church resumed duties a little after 7 pm he found the lady on the floor in the Church Hall half-naked and in the pool of her blood
The parents and other people were alerted and she was taken to a nearby hospital from where she was transferred to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where efforts were made to save her life. Unfortunately, she gave up the ghost on Saturday night.
It is the prayer of the leadership of this Church that God will expose the evil doers and help the security agencies to unravel this wicked act.
Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi
Screenshot of the open letter written to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki from RCCG general overseer pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye.
The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is currently trending in Nigeria Twitter, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers.
Uwavera was reported to be studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed.
Many prominent Nigerians have being voicing out in condemnation of the atrocity against lives in Nigeria.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye is one the prominent voice who has openly condemned the attack the 22 year old student.
In the post he made on Sunday night, the man of God said all he an do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.
Pastor Adeboye who said he and members of his family condemn the act, advised and urge everyone to stay calm adding that he is already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking incident.
His tweet reads: “All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking incident. . #justiceforuwa”