#FindHinnyHumoren: Police finally confirms rape, death of missing Ini-Obong Umoren
NEWS DIGEST – The Nigerian Police Force has finally addressed the public and confirm the rape and death of Ini-Obong Umoren Ephraim who was on Thursday, April 29, 2021 missing after she went for a job interview.
News Digest had earlier reported the story of the missing lady and how one Frank Akpan was alleged to have abducted her.
Also, as a follow up on the story which went viral that Ini-Obong has being killed, earlier in a phone call to the deceased sister, she said, she can only confirm her sister is dead until police give report. Meanwhile, three suspects were arrested to have been involved in the crime and death of Miss Ini-Obong Umoren.
The Akwa Ibom State Police has however arrested Uduak Frank Akpan for the kidnap, rape and death of missing Ini-Obong Umoren.
Below is the release by the Police:
AZ:5300/AIS/PPRD/VOL.5/25 2nd May 2021.
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
UPDATE ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MISS INIOBONG EPHRAIM UMOREN
CP warns against fake employers.
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one UDUAK FRANK AKPAN, 20 years old for kidnapping, raping and murdering one Miss Iniobong Umoren.
On 30/04/2021, the Command received a report on the disappearance of the victim.
Following available leads, Men of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Command, led by Csp CSP Inengiye IGOSI, consolidated on the initial great progress made by the DPO Uruan, SP Samuel Ezeugo and arrested the perpetrator who confessed to have lured his victim to his house in the guise of giving her a job, but ended up sexually and physically assaulting her, which led to her death. To cover his tracks, he dragged and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound.
The deceased has been exhumed and deposited at UUTH for autopsy.
The suspect confessed to have told his Local Government Chairman of his atrocity before escaping to Calabar and was never at anytime handed over to the Police by anyone.
Suspect is a confessed serial rapist who has owned up to the raping of other victims. He will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, CP AMIENGHENE ANDREW, fdc, psc(+) has called on youths and job seekers to be wary of the activities of scammers and other men of the underworld.
While appreciating the efforts of the social media family and other fighters of injustice, he has condoled with the family and friends of the deceased.
SP ODIKO MacDON (ANIPR)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
AKWA IBOM STATE.