An Akwa Ibom State High Court presided over by Justice Bassey Nkanang on Thursday, August 4, sentenced Uduak-Abasi Akpan to death by hanging for murdering a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren, NEWS REPORTERS reports.
Uduak-Abasi Akpan had lured Iniubong Umoren out of her home with a fake job interview, raped and killed her in April in the outskirts of Uyo.
NEWS REPORTERS had reported that he later buried her remains in a shallow grave in his (Akpan) family house where the crime took place.
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.