After series of wait and suspense following the alleged killing of Miss Iniobong Umoren by Mr Uduak Akpan, Police in Akwa Ibom State have revealed she was raped, murdered and buried by her abductor.
The police in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDonon Sunday, revealed the suspect, Mr Uduak Frank Akpan, 20years had confessed to had lured the victim with a job offer to his father’s compound in the outskirt of the state capital, where he sexually molested the victim, killed and buried her in a shallow grave.
The Anti-kidnapping Squad of the command led by CSP Inengiye Igosi, according to the release swung into action following the lead given by the DPO of Uruan, SP Samuel Ezeugo and arrested the suspect.
The police statement also revealed the body of late Iniobong was exhumed and deposited at the University of Uyo Teaching hospital morgue for autopsy.
The release pointed out that “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.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Amienghene Andrew, has called on job seekers to be wary of scammers and men of the underworld disguised as employers.
The release reads in full,
AZ:5300/AIS/PPRD/VOL.5/25 2nd May 2021.
*POLICE PRESS RELEASE*
UPDATE ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MISS INIOBONG EPHRAIM UMOREN*
_*CP warns against fake employers.*
– Arrest perpetrator.
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 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 UUTH 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, fdc, psc(+) 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.
*SP ODIKO MacDON (ANIPR)*
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
AKWA IBOM STATE.