On Monday, July 26, the trial of Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of Iniubong Ephraim Umoren, an Akwa Ibom job seeker, will commence at the Akwa Ibom state Hogh Court 6 in Uyo, the state capital.
According to a statement issued by the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Justice’s media section and signed by the ministry’s information officer, Effiong Edet, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Uko Essien Udom (SAN), would lead the prosecution team.
Iniubong Umoren, a final-year student at the University of Uyo’s Department of Philosophy from the state’s Orukanam local government area, had set out to find work to earn a living. Sadly, her family was informed that she had been gruesomely killed by Uduak Akpan.
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According to the statement, the deceased’s remains were unearthed from a shallow grave and revealed her mouth gagged, neck strangulated and compressed, eyelids bulging, and tongue protruding, all of which allegedly pointed irresistibly to one direction: murder.
According to the statement, the police had completed their investigations and forwarded the case file to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP), which was unable to act promptly due to the recently terminated industrial action by the Nigerian Judiciary Staff Union (JUSUN).