Police rates UNIBEN DNA and Forensics Centre as best in Nigeria

The Nigerian police has described the DNA and Forensics Centre of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) as one of the best in the country, Campus Gist reports.

The police, on Monday, also expressed its readiness to partner with the prestigious federal higher institution to train officers of the Force in Forensics.

Edo state police commissioner, Mr. Johnson Babatunde Kokumo made the declaration while receiving UNIBEN vice chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami at the Force headquarters, in Benin city.

A statement made available to Campus Gist signed by Public Relations Officer of the institution, Benedicta Ehanire, Ph.D, said the VC was at the police office to solicit support in crime prevention and management in the university.

Prof. Salami, however, used the occasion to express concern that the gruesome rape and murder of the 100 level Microbiology student of the institution, Miss Uwaila Omozuwa, in a church in Benin city, is yet to be unravelled.

She said hearts were still heavy, especially, because the circumstances of Miss Omozuwa’s death are yet to be unravelled and the perpetrators brought to book.

Professor Salami, therefore, urged the police to do all in their power to ensure that no stone is left unturned in their investigation of the crime.

On his part, the police commissioner intimated the vice chancellor with efforts made so far to bring the culprits to justice with the arrest of two key suspects.

Campus Gist gathered that the vice chancellor was accompanied on the visit by principal officers of the University.

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