Danielson Akpan NANS President during the demonstration by students in Benin

University students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday trooped onto the streets of Benin, to demand justice for Uwaila Vera Omozuwa.

Omozuwa a 100 level undergraduate of the University of Benin, was recently raped and murdered.

She was gang-raped inside a church. Then the assailants hit her with a fire extinguisher and left her to die.

Omozuwa: killed by her rapists

The demonstrating students also demanded that a law prescribing death sentence for rapists and sex offenders be enacted

The lawmaker representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Dennis Idahosa, also joined the students in the solidarity march.

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He vowed that he would move a motion to support capital punishment at the floor of the house.

More to follow.