20-year-old man arrested for alleged rape, murder of job seeker in a’ibom

May 3, 2021
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Okon Bassey in Uyo

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Uduak Frank Akpan, for alleged kidnapping, raping and murdering of one Miss Iniobong Umoren in Uruan Local Government Areas of the state.

The police in a statement issued yesterday and signed by Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),

SP Odiko MacDon, said on April 30, 2021, the Command received a report on the disappearance of the victim.

He said based on the report, men of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Command, led by CSP Inengiye Igosi, arrested the perpetrator, who confessed to have lured his victim to his house in the guise of giving her a job, but ended up sexually and physically assaulting her which led to her death.

The police said, to cover his track, he dragged and buried his victim in a shallow grave in his father’s compound.

The PPRO, who signed the statement for the state Commissioner of Police, Amienghene Andrew, said the deceased has been exhumed and deposited at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) for autopsy.

According to him, “The suspect confessed to have told his local government area chairman of his atrocity before escaping to Calabar, and was never at any time handed over to the police by anyone.

“Suspect is a confessed serial rapist, who has owned up to the raping of other victims. He will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.”

The state police boss, in the statement, called on youths and job seekers to be wary of the activities of criminals.

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