Omozuwa reportedly died after being raped and smashed in the head with a fire extinguisher inside a branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Ikpoba Hill, Benin city.
The 100-level microbiology student was said to have gone into the place of worship to read in ahead of the reopening of schools after months of shut down owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The clergyman in a statement posted on his official Facebook page late Sunday, commiserated with the family and also said the RCCG management would cooperate fully with the police to arrest the perpetrators.
Adeboye in the post said;
All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.
I and members of my family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation… #justiceforuwa.
The hashtag, #justiceforuwa has been trending on social media with hundreds of Nigerians calling for an efficient investigation and arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
Meanwhile, Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered an investigation into the death of Omozuwa.
In a statement on Sunday, Crusoe Osagie, special adviser to the governor on media and communication strategy, said the Governor has ordered the police and other security agencies to fish out the culprits and bring them to justice.
The governor is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. We have been in consultation with the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and have mandated thorough investigation of the matter to ensure that those who are responsible for this heinous crime are brought to justice.
He said the state government would ensure that the violence against persons (VAP) law and other laws related to rape and sexual abuse are exploited to get justice for the deceased.