A 20 year old serial rapist, Uduak Akpan. has killed a job applicant, Iniobong Umoren, having lured the 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.
Penpushing reports that, the Akwa Ibom Police Command Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon said the suspect who is in custody of the police confessed that after the death of the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, he buried the corpse in a shallow grave in his father’s house.
The police spokesman said the applicant had earlier being declared missing, adding that after intensive investigation by the police, it was uncovered that Akpan had invited her for a job opportunity, but ended up raping her, while the innocent victim subsequently died.
“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 body of the woman has been exhumed and deposited at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo. 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, ”MacDon added.
Penpushing further reports that, the lady was last seen on April 29 before she went to honour the appointment for a ‘job interview’, while one of her friends in a tweet, recalled her last contact with her adding that she was screaming for help on the phone.
“She sent me a 1sec audio record on WhatsApp and I had to call her back to know if she wanted to say something to me but immediately I called her I heard her screaming,”, the deceased fried tweeted
The Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Amienghene Andrew, commended “the social media family” for their “effort” in the case, deploying internet tools to see how they could track the missing woman’s location or uncover the identity and the location of the person she went out to meet.
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