Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, put a call to the family of late Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, who was raped and murdered by yet-to-be-identified persons in a Redeemed Christian Church of God in Edo State.
The former PDP Presidential Candidate during the phone conversation expressed his deepest condolences to the family.
Atiku who described rape as a current pandemic in Nigeria, called for a review of laws on rape in the country.
In a tweet on his official Twitter handle, Atiku said: “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.”