This is coming three months after Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) was beaten and raped inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God at Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, where she went to study.
Omozuwa died aged 23, only 18 days after the attack at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
The suspects were paraded at the police command headquarters in Benin City, and the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo gave their names as Nelson Ogbebor, Akato Valentine, Tina Samuel, Mary Ade, Nosa Osabohien and Collins Ulegbe.
Kokumo revealed that the police intensified efforts into the investigation of Omozuwa’s death following the public outcry over the case as well as “the interest by the Inspector-General of Police in the matter”.
He added, “the matter was a great concern to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Muhammed Adamu who sent to us here in Benin, homicide experts to work with our policemen at the state criminal investigation department.
“What we are seeing today, is a result of the uniting efforts of the police to get at the root of the crime, and today, I announce to you and making public through this medium that the perpetrators have been arrested.”
Kokumo also said that the post mortem confirmed that Omozuwa was raped, adding that the suspects have already written confessional statements.
Watch the video of their confession below: