An Uyo High Court has sentenced Uduak Frank Akpan to death by hanging for the murder of a job seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren and discharged and acquits his father, Frank Akpan and sister, Bassey Anwan.
In the over two hours judgement by the presiding Judge, Bassey Nkanang, the convict was found guilty of rape and murder and sentenced to be hung on the neck till he dies.
Uduak-Abasi Akpan, 20 and his father,Frank Akpan of Nung Ikono Obio village, in Uruan LGA of Akwa Ibom state were arraigned before a high court 6, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for the alleged murder of a job seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The duo who are joined as first and second defendants in suit no HU/87c/ 2021are being prosecuted by the Akwa Ibom State Government represented by the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice.
They were arraigned before Justice Bennett Illaumo on a three-count charge of murder, rape, and accessory after the fact to Murder.
The principal suspect, and first defendant, Uduak-Abasi Akpan is charged for committing murder contrary to section 326(1) of the criminal code, cap 33 vol.2, laws of Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria,2000 and also rape contrary to section 367 of the criminal code, cap 38 vol.2 of the Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria, 2000.
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