The founder of One Love Foundation and Observer General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Patriot Patrick Eholor has condemned the rape and murder of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, even as he described it as one too many.
He sympathised with her family, even as he called for thorough and professional investigation to arrest the criminals;
‘I want to express my profound sympathy to the family of the deceased. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
“May her soul continue to haunt the perpetrators, until they are found, until justice is done. We are going to commemorate her memory, we are going to light a candle for her. We will send people to the State Commissioner of Police, to the DSS, so that the culprits will be brought to book.
“We will also send a message of condolence to the family, to express our sympathy.
“But however, this is a time to sympathize with the entire church of God and the genuine Christian race and followers of Christ, who are bereaved over the gruesome murder of this innocent girl.
On investigations, Eholor called for professionalism on the part of the police;
“I remember when I was growing up, we had an efficient security apparatus. They had finger print readers for security. When you go to Alagbon, they will finger print you. When you go to the station, they will caution you before they take your statement. Today, you don’t caution people before you take their statements. You don’t have finger print experts, you don’t have forensics, these are basic needs for crime management in modern societies.
“But now you arrest people randomly, SARS torture you, they will beat you, they will rape you, insult your mother, and then you confess to crimes you didn’t commit. That’s double jeopardy, that is injustice and that’s why I want to see the CP because I am concerned.
“We want to ensure that the police carry out extensively their investigation in an orthodox manner.
“As a matter of fact in countries like Japan, they have gone beyond DNA, the last person the person saw will be detected using the person’s eyes. Unfortunately, Nigeria doesn’t even have a place you can do a DNA test.
“I went for DNA a few days ago and my samples were taken from here to Australia. A country with over 200 million people with all our abundance of resources we don’t have such things. It’s a a shame” he said.