Iniubong Umoren – Trial Of alleged Killer Begins Today
The lawsuit against Uduak Frank Akpan, the alleged murderer of Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniubong Ephraim Umoren, will begin at the Akwa Ibom state Hogh Court 6 in Uyo, the state capital on Monday, 26th July, 2021.
According to a statement, released by the media unit of the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Justice, signed by the information officer in the ministry, Effiong Edet, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Uko Essien Udom (SAN), will be the lead counsel for the prosecution team.
The statement further noted that the police investigating team, had exhumed the deceased’s remains, which was buried in a shallow grave, showing her mouth gagged and the neck strangulated and squeezed, eyeballs bulging and tongue popping out, all allegedly pointing irresistibly to one direction, murder.
The police had since concluded investigations and sent the case file to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP), which could not swing into action immediately because of the recently suspended industrial action embarked upon by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
Recall that Iniubong Umoren, a 26-year-old graduate of Philosophy, from the University of Uyo, awaiting NYSC, had set out to look for a job, but ended up been gruesomely murdered by the accused.