Edo State Police Command said fingerprints left on a fire extinguisher used to smash the head of Vera Omozuwa led to the arrest of a suspect.
The police said this today to explain how they netted the suspect linked to the rape and murder of the 100 level student of the University of Benin.
The 22-year-old was allegedly gang-raped and killed by her attackers while reading in RCCG church in Benin city.
Following the incident, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, dispatched forensic experts to assist with the investigation.
Spokesman of Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said that the suspect was arrested following screening of the fingerprints on the fire extinguisher.
Nwabuzor revealed that operatives of the command arrested the suspect after the Area Commander of Ikpoba Hill mobilized his men to take action.
“The item used in the assault, which was a fire extinguisher, was recovered.
“Immediately the operatives who were with some specialists screened the fingerprints which led to our suspect.
“Around the place of the incident, the suspect was arrested,” Nwabuzor said.