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Autopsy carried out by authorities in Edo state has revealed that Vera Uwa, the University of Benin student who was raped and then murdered by unknown persons was actually a virgin before the dastardly acts were committed.

The latest development is contrary to earlier allegations that her assailants were paid by a pastor to cover up as the student was pregnant for him. Police also paraded a suspect who claimed that the accused pastor sent him to rape and murder Uwa after paying him N1.5million.

According to the Edo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Yinka Omorogbe, the murdered 22-year old student, was a virgin before she was raped and murdered.

Prof. Yinka stated this during a protest organised by members of Edo Women Development Initiative to the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Edo state and described all the stories flying round as “terrible and shocking”.

She said- “For example, we saw a terrible lie going round on social media, which was not our regular press, claiming that Uwa was impregnated by her pastor. That lie has been refuted. The story caused serious anguish to the family members. It’s a very terrible story.”

“Although we cannot talk at this point, but from the autopsy that was done on Uwa, it was clearly discovered and established that not only was she never pregnant, she was in fact, a virgin. How boyfriend and pregnancy came into the story, only God knows,” she stated.


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