BREAKING: Iniubong Umoren: Uduak Akpan sentenced to death by hanging

Written by on August 4, 2022

Justice Bassey Nkanang of The Akwa Ibom State High Court has sentenced Uduak Akpan to death by hanging for the murder of late Iniubong Umoren.

April 2021, Ms Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo was mudered and buried in a shallow grave while she was job-hunting in preparing for NYSC mobilization.

The three persons who stood trial for the murder of Iniubong were Uduak-Abasi Akpan, Frank Akpan and Anwan-Bassey Akpan who are the first, second and third accused persons.

The first accused, Uduak-Abasi Akpan was said to have lured her by inviting her for a job interview – He is standing trial on a two-count charge of rape and murder.

The second accused person Frank Akpan who is the father of the first accused was charged as an accomplice in the murder while the third accused Anwan-Bassey Akpan, Uduak Akpan sister was charged with accessory because she harboured her brother in her residence in Calabar in a bid to assist him to escape justice.

The court however discharged and acquitted Frank Akpan and Anwan-Bassey Akpan the second and third accused persons.

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