Court sentences Uduak Akpan to death by hanging over murder of job seeker, Iniubong Umoren

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Justice Bassey Nkanang of the Akwa Ibom State High Court has sentenced Uduak Akpan to death by hanging for the murder of Iniubong Umoren.

Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo, was killed in April 2021, while looking for job.

After the judge read out the judgment, the convicted rapist attempted to escape from the courtroom, but was overpowered by security officials.

Justice Bassey Nkanang, said Akpan was found guilty of rape and murder and should die by hanging.

He, however, discharged and acquitted the father and sister of Akpan, who were the 2nd and the 3rd defendants in the case.

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