The State High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has sentenced Uduak Akpan to death for raping and murdering a female job seeker, Iniubong Umoren.
Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy University of Uyo, was killed on April 2021. She was job hunting while awaiting mobilisation for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
Uduak Frank Akpan, who was found guilty of the Umoren’s death, was sentenced to death by hanging.
In a BBC News Pidgin Facebook live feed from the court in Uyo, the deceased’s elder brother said that they are happy with the judgement.
He added that he never knew that a family like theirs without connection could get justice that fast.
Inubong’s lawyer said that despite justice being served, it is sad that it cannot bring the deceased back to life.
He added that all through the case, the sentenced Akpan never showed any kind of remorse.
When the sentenced person’s lawyer was asked if the case would be appealed, he said that it is not his decision to make.
Watch the live video below: