Mr. Olatoye Durosinmi, the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, has reacted to the try by Uduak-Abasi Akpan to flee.
The CP counseled the officers of the command for stopping try by Uduak-Abasi Akpan, who was convicted thursday for Iniubong Umoren’s homicide, to flee after the judgement.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko MacDon, who disclosed this in an announcement titled: “Iniubong Umoren-Justice at last”, and made obtainable to newsmen, Friday in Uyo, stated Durosinmi additionally obtained information of conviction of the serial rapist and assassin with nice delight.
His phrases: “The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, CP Olatoye Durosinmi has obtained with nice delight the information of the conviction of Mr. Uduak Frank Akpan, the infamous rapist and assassin.
“The suspect who was arrested by the Police Command on thirtieth April, 2021 in reference to the rape and homicide of Miss Iniubong Umoren has at this time, August the 4th, 2022 been convicted and sentenced to loss of life by hanging by the Excessive Courtroom, vindicating the stance of the Police.
“The CP applauds the Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom State Command for the swift arrest and a radical investigation and for once more promptly overpowering him (Uduak-Abasi) at this time as he tried to flee after the judgement was given, the Judiciary for his or her dexterity and the nice folks of Akwa Ibom State for his or her endurance and resilience.
“We remain committed to sparing no resources in ensuring that we bring to book perpetrators of violent crimes and other forms of criminalities in the state within the shortest possible time”
The convict Uduak-Abasi had after the pronouncement of judgement on him, rushed out of the dock the place he was seated alongside his father and sister, attacked and tried to strangulate a lawyer contained in the courtroom, after which tried toescape by means of a close-by door.
The state of affairs had precipitated an uproar and panic within the courtroom, however safety males comprising the police and jail officers moved Swiftly and overpowered him, rapidly dragged into the Prisons automobile and whisked him away from the premises.
The trial choose, justice Bassey Nkanang had sentenced Uduak-Abasi, the primary defendant in Iniubong Umoren’s homicide case to be hung till he dies after discovering him responsible of homicide, and likewise life imprisonment for offense of rape most popular towards him.
Nonetheless, Justice Nkanang had discharged and acquitted his father and sister, Frank Akpan and Anwan-Bassey Akpan, second and third defendants respectively on floor that the prosecuting counsel, didn’t present ample proof displaying that they’d assisted the primary defendant to flee justice.
Recall that the trio had been prosecuted by Akwa Ibom State authorities on four-count cost bordering on rape, homicide and accent to homicide after the very fact.
The late miss Iniubong Umoren, a graduate of the College of Uyo (UNIUYO) popularly addressed by the media as ‘Jobseeker’, was lured with a job provide, raped, murdered and buried in a shallow grave by the convict in April 2021, whereas she was awaiting the obligatory Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.