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Rape is now a pandemic in Nigeria – Atiku reacts to Vera’s death

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the the rape incident that led to the death of a 100 level student in the University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.

Atiku who described the incident as a pandemic rampaging the country, also called on lawmakers to review ‘rape laws’.

AFRIOST reports that Vera was raped while reading inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, worship centre in Benin city last week.

Atiku tweeted, “I just spoke to the family of the late Uwa Omozuwa. I expressed my deepest condolences over her rape and murder. I feel their anguish. Sadly, rape is now a pandemic in our country.

“It is time we reviewed the laws on rape to ensure that there are no escape routes in the investigation, prosecution, conviction and adequate punishment for this heinous crime.”

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