One of the suspects involved in the rape and eventual death of Uwaila Vera Omozua, a UNIBEN undergraduate student who was attacked while reading inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) parish in Edo State has confessed that he got N1 million for his role in the crime.
The suspect, identified as Collins Uligbe, narrated that he was given the money by his landlady, Mrs. Mary Ade to carry out the act.
He stated this while being paraded alongside other suspects in the case by the Edo State Police Command.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the suspects were paraded on Wednesday and were identified as Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Mrs. Tina Samuel, Mrs. Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien, and Collins Ulegbe.
It will be recalled the UNIBEN undergraduate was in May 2020, attacked, raped, and eventually died from injuries sustained during the attack, sparking wide protests and reactions from Nigerians who demanded justice for her case.
Narrating his part in the gruesome murder of the student, Uligbe 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 whom he claimed wanted to use it for rituals.
He added that while all six of them were involved in the incident, he was the one outside the church monitoring movements before he later joined them inside.
Collins said Nelson he hit the victim with a plank and when she tried to stand up he hit her with the fire extinguisher in the church.
However, the landlady, Mary Ade, has denied the allegation against her, saying she neither gave him the money nor asked him to wipe the lady’s private part.