Commissioner for Police in Akwa Ibom state, Andrew Amiengheme, has dismissed reports that says Mr. Uduak Ezekiel Akpan, the suspected killer of job seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren, committed suicide in its police custody.
Reports made the rounds online recently that 20-year Akpan, who allegedly lured Miss Umoren with a job offer and subsequently raped and killed her, had committed suicide.
According to the reports, Akpan committed suicide with his trousers tied to metal after having his meal. Dismissing the report, the state police boss in an interview with The Nation, said
”It is not true that Uduak Akpan has committed suicide. The suspect is in our custody. Maybe he committed suicide in the bedrooms of those peddling the rumour.”
Iniubong Umoren aka Hiny Humoren, was a young lady who went job hunting and was later declared missing before she was found dead, and buried in a shallow grave by her abductors.
The deceased on Thursday, April 29, 2021, had gone for a “job interview” at an undisclosed location on Airport Road in the outskirts of Uyo.
About two hours later, she reportedly made a frantic phone call to her friend, Uduak Umoh, where she was heard screaming before the call was abruptly ended.
This immediately prompted Uduak to raise an alarm on social media with the hashtag #FindHinyUmoren.
In a tragic update, Uduak Umoh revealed that her friend was raped before being killed and buried in a shallow grave by her abductor.