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Killer of Akwa Ibom jobseeker gets death sentence

A high court in Akwa Ibom has sentenced Uduak Akpan to death for the murder of Iniobong Umoren, a jobseeker.

Akpan had lured Umoren, who is a 26-year-old graduate of philosophy from the University of Uyo, to his residence on the promise of giving her a job.

But he raped and killed her.

Akpan told journalists in May 2021 that he killed Umoren over a disagreement during sexual intercourse.

Justice Bassey Nkanang, the judge, convicted Akpan and sentenced him to death by hanging on Thursday.

But the judge discharged and acquitted Frank Akpan (father of the convict) and Bassey Anwan (sister of the convict).

The judge held: “The defendant, Uduak Frank, Akpan confessed that “I first used condom to have sex with Iniubong Umoren and later removed the condom because I did not enjoy the sex.

“She became infuriated and I reached out to a stabilizer and a box iron and used it to hit her abdominal part and started to bled. I hit her again and she screamed. I used her jean trousers and strangled her and she became lifeless.”

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