Atiku condemns murder of Akwa Ibom job seeker

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the reported death of Iniobong Umoren, a 20-year-old graduate raped and killed by a man pretending to offer her a job in Akwa Ibom.

Atiku in a statement via his Twitter account, expressed sympathy for the victim’s family, charging security agencies to ensure that justice was served.

He said, “Over the past two days, I saw how Iniubong Umoren united Nigerians in a way that was admirable yet tragic. This is heart-rending.

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“I call on the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to do all within their powers to ensure that justice prevails for her family and all Nigerians.

“May God grant her family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss of such a young Nigerian who only sought an honest living.”

Nigerians home and abroad are devastated at the loss of the young lady, who was lured by a dubious job offer from a serial rapist.

On April 30, 2021, the victim was reported missing to the Akwa Ibom Police Command.

On Sunday, the police confirmed that the missing woman was raped, killed and buried in a shallow grave by Uduak Akpan.

The 20-year-old Akpan confessed to having lured, raped and killed Iniobong.