On Thursday, August 4, an Akwa Ibom State High Court presided over by Justice Bassey Nkanang sentenced Uduak-Abasi Akpan to death by hanging for the murder of a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren.
Uduak-Abasi Akpan lured Iniubong Umoren out of her home in April with a phony job interview, then raped and murdered her on the outskirts of Uyo.
According to reports, he buried her remains in a shallow grave in his (Akpan) family house, where the crime occurred.
Uduak-Abasi Akpan had in his confessional statement said:
“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.”
Delivering judgment on Thursday, the court held that:
“The use of dangerous weapons such as a stabilizer and a box iron to attack delicate parts of the human body like the head is a clear pointer that death was probable the consequences of the action.”
The Court found Uduak-Abasi Frank Akpan guilty of rape and murder of Iniubong Umoren.
The court however discharged and acquitted his father, Frank Akpan and sister, Bassey Anwan.Click here to give us five stars rating!