Man confesses to killing, burying job seeker in Akwa Ibom


By Abba Gwale

Uduak Akpan, the suspected killer of job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, confessed that he killed and buried her in his father’s compound.

Recall that Umoren was killed when she went in search for a job two days after she tweeted that she’s in need for a job on her Twitter handle.

“Please I’m really in need of a job, something to do to keep mind and soul together while contributing dutifully to the organisation. My location is Uyo, I’m creative, really good in thinking critically/ and most importantly a fast learner. CV available on request,” she tweeted.

But later, the friend of the deceased had raised an alarm after the victim did not return at the end of the purported job interview.

The police revealed that Umoren was kidnapped, sexually violated, killed and subsequently buried.

“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Uduak Frank Akpan, 20 years old for kidnapping, raping and murdering one Miss Iniobong Umoren.

On 30/04/2021, the Command received a report on the disappearance of the victim. Following available leads, men of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Command, led by CSP Inengiye Igosi, consolidated on the initial great progress made by the DPO Uruan, SP Samuel Ezeugo and 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 statement said.

According to the police, “To cover his tracks, he dragged and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound.

The deceased has been exhumed and deposited at UUTH (University Of Uyo Teaching Hospital) for autopsy. 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 Commissioner of Police, CP Amienghene Andrew, has called on youths and job seekers to be wary of the activities of scammers and other men of the underworld.

While appreciating the efforts of the social media family and other fighters of injustice, he has condoled with the family and friends of the deceased.”

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