Uduak Frank Akpan has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Akwa Ibom State high court in Uyo has for the murder of Iniubong Umoren.
In the over two hours judgement by the presiding Judge, Bassey Nkanang, the convict was found guilty of r.ape and m.urder and sentenced to be hung on the neck till he d.ies according to a report published by Instablog9ja.
Uduak-Abasi Akpan in 2021 lured Iniubong Umoren to his home with a fake job interview where he r.aped and m.urdered her.
Uduak-Abasi Akpan in his confessional statement has said: “I first used c@ndom to have s*x with Iniubong Umoren and later removed the c@ndom because I did not enjoy the s*x. She became infuriated and I reached out to a stabilizer and a box iron and used it to h#t her abdominal part and started to bl€d. I h#t her again and she screamed. I used her jean trousers and str@ngled her and she became lifeless.”
Delivering judgment on Thursday, the court held that: “The use of d@ngerous we@po s such as a stabilizer and a box iron to att@ck delicate parts of the human body like the head is a clear pointer that de@th was probable the consequences of the action.”
The Court found Uduak-Abasi Frank Akpan guilty of rape and murder of Iniubong Umoren. However, the court discharged and acquitted his father, Frank Akpan and sister, Bassey Anwan.