Udeh Emmanuel ,Lagos
Edo state Attorney-general and Commsioner for Justice, Prof.Yinka Omorogbe said Uwa Omozuwa the rape victim was a virgin before she was raped .
The attorney general denied a report during a protest held by the Edo Women Development Initiative about the speculation surrounding on social media that the suspect who was arrested for Uwa’s murder confessed that he was sent by a the church pastor because she was pregnant for him
The AG also said that the news of her being impregnated by her pastor caused an excruciating pang to the family members describing it as a formidable story
She also said,” We were all terribly shocked to see what happened to Uwa, it was a dreadful and an unpleasant experience
” we were further shocked by some of the happenings we saw especially on social media, and that is why it is important we come here.
“For example, we saw a terrible lie being peddled on social media, not regular press, that Uwa was impregnated by her pastor. That has been refuted, though it caused serious anguish to the family members. It’s a terrible story.
“Though one cannot talk at this point, from the autopsy done on Uwa, it was clearly established that not only was she not pregnant, she was a virgin, so, how boyfriend and pregnancy came in, only God knows.”
The commissioner for Justice believes that rape can be totally eradicated from the society if justice is served and criminals undergo the judgement they deserve
“All we are trying to do is to make sure there is no more rape in Edo State. Not only do I believe that rape can be totally eradicated in the state, but the government of Mr Obaseki is also committed to ensuring total eradication of rape in this state.,” the AG said.