The Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Yinka Omorogbe, on Friday said the slain 22-year-old student of the University of Benin, Uwa Omozuwa, was a virgin before she was raped and murdered.
A report had surfaced which stated that Omozuwa was killed by a man who was hired by the pastor of the church where she was found in a pool of her own blood.
The report added that the suspect confessed that he killed her on the orders of the pastor of the church who didn’t want the public to know that Omozuwa was pregnant for him.
In reaction to the report, Omorogbe described it as false because Omozuwa was a virgin as revealed by an autopsy which also showed that she was never pregnant.
The justice commissioner said, “We were all terribly shocked to see what happened to Uwa. It was terrible; it was a brutal experience.
“We were further shocked by some of the different things we saw all over the place, particularly on social media, and that is why it is important we come here.
“For example, we saw a terrible lie being peddled on social media, not regular press, that Uwa was impregnated by her pastor. That has been refuted, though it caused serious anguish to the family members. It’s a terrible story.
“Though one cannot talk at this point, but from the autopsy done on Uwa, it was clearly established that not only was she not pregnant, she was a virgin, so, how boyfriend and pregnancy came in, only God knows.”