By Ade Oye
Akwa Ibom’s Governor, Udom Emmanuel on Monday, vowed tobring to book anybody who is associated with the killing of Ms Umoren, 26, a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo.
The deceased was allegedly abducted, raped, assaulted and eventually murdered by one Uduak Frank Akpan, 20, according to the Nigeria Police Force.
The governor said “all persons involved in this crime must be brought to book,”
Speaking through his Commissioner for Information and Strategy Comrade Ini Ememobong, the Governor thanked the Police for the arrest and interrogation of the suspect who had reportedly confessed to the crime.
He commiserated with the deceased’s family “on this very painful loss” and prayed to God to comfort them.
The Governor said that the “Akwa Ibom State Government is deeply saddened by the news of the demise of Miss Iniobong Umoren” and that “this news which was conveyed by the Police is heart-wrenching and most disturbing considering the age of the persons involved”.
We condemn in totality the gruesome acts that led to the loss of the life of an innocent young woman, whose sincere desire was to earn a decent living,” the statement said. “Our state must remain a safe location for all peace-loving and law-abiding citizens at all times.”
Recalled that on that fateful day, Iniobong Umoren, a Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, left her home for a job interview but was allegedly raped and killed by Uduak Frank Akpan, who invited her for the job interview.
The sad development was confirmed, Sunday afternoon, by the Police in Akwa Ibom State