Man arrested over rape, killing of job seeker in Akwa Ibom

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A man named Uduak Frank Akpan has been arrested by the police in Akwa Ibom in relation to the rape and killing of a job seeker known as Iniobong Umoren.

Spokesperson for the police in the state, Odiko Macdon, in a statement on Sunday disclosed that 20-year-old Akpan lured Umoren to his residence under the pretext of offering her a job before he raped, killed and buried the young graduate.

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

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“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 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 any time handed over to the police by anyone.

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

“The Commissioner of Police, 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 condoled with the family and friends of the deceased.”