On Thursday, the Akwa Ibom State High Court sentenced, Uduak Akpan, the first accused in the murder of female job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, to death by hanging.
In a viral video, Akpan was seen attempting to escape shortly after the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang.
However, the police to foiled 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.
Uduak Akpan allegedly raped and killed Miss Umoren, April 2021, on the outskirts of Uyo after he lured her with a fake job offer.
Her remains were buried in a shallow grave in Akpan’s family house, where the crime took place.
The office of the Attorney-General of Akwa Ibom State charged Uduak with rape and murder. His father and sister face charges of being accessories after the fact to the murder.