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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 4 August 2022


Iniubong Umoren's killer, Uduak Akpan to die by hanging

Uduak Akpan, Iniubong Umoren's killer Uduak Akpan, Iniubong Umoren's killer

The Akwa Ibom State high court in Uyo has sentenced Uduak Frank Akpan, the first accused in the murder of Iniubong Umoren to die by hanging.

In the over two hours judgement by the presiding Judge, Bassey Nkanang, the convict was found guilty of rape and murder and sentenced to be hung on the neck till he dies.

Uduak Akpan had in 2021 lured Umoren who was a fresh graduate of the University of Uyo to his house where he allegedly raped and then murdered her.

Akpan had promised Umoren who was job hunting of an employment opportunity.

After raping Umoren, Akpan secretly had her buried and fled.

It took the efforts of friends and associates of Iniubong Umoren who took to her social media handles especially Twitter to bring the matter to limelight and which eventually led to the arrest of Akpan.

Akpan initially confessed to the crime but in another twist, he denied killing Miss Umoren.


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