A/Ibom’s Gov. condemns murder of job seeker in Uyo



Akwa Ibom’s Gov. Udom Emmanuel Monday decried the of a job seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren, in the state last Thursday.

Iniubong was allegedly murdered one Uduak Akpan, offered the deceased prospects of a job.

Commissioner for and , Mr Ini Ememobong, said in a statement issued in Uyo also commended the police for arresting Akpan and urged that justice done accordingly.

“The Akwa Ibom state government is deeply saddened the news of the demise of Miss Umoren, was said to have abducted, raped, assaulted and eventually murdered Akpan.

“This news, which was conveyed the police, is heart wrenching and most disturbing, considering the ages of the persons involved.

“The , while thanking the police for the arrest and interrogation of the suspect, has communicated his desire for the full administration of justice to the culprit and all persons involved.

“This is the least that will acceptable.

“We condemn in totality the gruesome acts that led to the loss of the of an innocent young woman whose sincere desire was to earn a decent living.

“Our state must remain a safe location for all peace-loving and law-abiding citizens at all times,’’ Ememobong stated.

He commiserated the deceased family and prayed God to comfort its members.

Akpan reportedly invited Iniubong to a job interview last Thursday, but abused her sexually and physically.

Police spokesman in Akwa Ibom, SP Odiko Macdon, said in a statement issued Sunday suspect murdered the job seeker and buried her in a shadow grave. (NAN)