By Molade Adegbuyi
Grieving father of Vera Uwaila Omozuwa gang raped and clubbed to death at a Church in Benin has said he would return to traditional worship few months after converting to Christianity through her late daughter.
Omozuwa who had practiced traditional religion for decades was converted to Christianity by her late daughter few months earlier before her tragic death.
‘I can’t continue with Christianity with what I suffered’ devastate Omozuwa told journalists on Monday in an interview on TVC monitored by Irohinoodua.
While answering questions, the bereaved father said wondered would continue to attend church, the temple where his daughter was brutally raped.
But Christian leaders believe Omozuwa should not have judged the agelong Christian religion with the action of a few criminals who might not necessarily be Christians.
Unidentified men defied tradition and ethics when they gruesomely raped Uwaila right in the Church. The criminals are yet to be arrested as at press time.
The incident took place inside the Ikpoba hill branch of Redeemed Christian Church of , (RCCG) in Benin City Edo State. She was raped and beaten on May 13 when she went to study at the church. She died on May 31 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital .She was aged 22.
The 100-Level student of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences of the institution, was said to have gone to the church to study when her assailants pounced on her and hit her with a fire extinguisher after raping her.
News of her attack was first published in the newsletter of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the university. According to a source, the church security officer had gone to collect keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone already in the church.
“He got to the church only to find the girl in critical condition and in a pool of blood with the blood-stained fire extinguisher near her. He ran back to inform the keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless.
“After careful observation, it was noticed that she moved her hand and she was immediately rushed to the hospital. It was at there that she revealed she was reading alone that night when the unknown men came into the church, beat her, raped her and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. They left her for dead,” the source explained.