UYO- Sunday 2 May 2021: The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed arresting 20-year-old Uduak Frank Akpan in connection with the unthinkable brutal murder of Iniobong Umoren.
CEOAFRICA reports the police command confirmed the arrest on Sunday, giving an insight into why the daredevil Uduak murdered the budding young lady in cold blood.
According to the police in a statement released by Odiko Macdon, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Uduak raped Umoren before killing her and burying her in a shallow grave.
The police in the statement revealed that Uduak killed Umoren to cover his tracks after luring her to his house in the guise of giving her a job, but ended up sexually and physically assaulting her.
The statement reads: “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.
“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 UYTH (University Of Uyo Teaching Hospital) for autopsy
“The suspect confessed to have told his Local Government Chairman of his atrocity before escaping to Calabar and was never at anytime 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 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.”
Meanwhile, the police, has also confirmed no parts of the deceased body were dismembered, ruling out ritual killing.
Below is the interview of the Akwa Ibom Police Command PPRO