The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested a suspect believed to have raped and murdered a student of University of Benin (UNIBEN), a week ago.
The deceased, named Vera Uwaila, reportedly went to study at a church last Wednesday when the alleged culprit attacked her.
The 100-level microbiology student was later found unconscious with blood gushing out of her her. She was said to have been hit with a fire extinguisher found at the scene of the act.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Edo State command of the force said a suspect has been picked up in connection to the murder.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the police used the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher to trail the suspect.
“The item used for the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, was recovered; the operatives, who were with some specialists, screened the fingerprints, which led to the suspect around the scene of the incident and he was arrested,” the statement partly read.