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#HinyUmoren: Killer Pleads Guilty To Murder, Not Guilty To Rape

Miss Umoren was raped and killed in April in the outskirts of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, South-south Nigeria by Akpan who the police in the state described as a serial rapist.

Twenty-year-old Uduak Akpan, suspected killer of Hiny Iniobong Umoren on Monday, July 26, 2021 pleaded guilty to the charge of murder and not guilty to the charge of rape brought against him.

Akpan, who was arraigned before an Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo, the state capital, pleaded guilty to the murder of the job seeker whom he lured out of her home with a fake job interview.

HumAngle reported that Iniobong Umoren, was found dead after being declared missing on Thursday, April 29. She was invited for a job interview along the Akwa Ibom Airport road, South-south Nigeria by Akpan.

She was raped and killed in April in the outskirts of Uyo by Akpan who the police in Akwa Ibom State described as a serial rapist.

Her body was reportedly dumped in a shallow grave in Akpan’s family house in Uyo, where the crime took place.

Following the uproar on Twitter about her death, the Police in Akwa Ibom State, announced they had identified the killer of Umoren, as a 20-year-old Uduak Frank Akpan.

The police revealed that the suspect confessed to being  a serial rapist and Umoren was one of his other rape victims. Akpan, who was arraigned alongside his father, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of rape.

The case is being prosecuted by the Akwa Ibom State Government.

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