Uduak Akpan and Umoren
Uduak Akpan and Umoren

Iniubong murder case: Uduak Akpan sentenced to die by hanging

NEWS DIGEST –  Uduak Akpan, the first accused in the murder of Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, was sentenced to death by hanging by an Akwa Ibom State High Court.

Akpan attempted to escape shortly after the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, on Thursday.

However, it took the intervention of the police to foil the attempted escape.

The convict was sentenced to death by hanging and life imprisonment in the two charge of murder and rape preferred against him.

However, the court discharged and acquitted his father, Frank Akpan and sister, Anwan Bassey (2nd and 3rd accused) who were standing trial for accessory after the fact to murder.

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