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How suspected killer of UNIBEN student Uwaila was arrested – Police

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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.

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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.

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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.

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