Akwa Ibom State High Court, sitting in Uyo has sentenced Uduak Frank, murderer of job seeker, Iniubong Umoren, to death by hanging.
The court however discharged and acquitted his father, Frank Akpan, and sister, Bassey Anwan, second and third accused persons, respectively.
Delivering the judgement in High Court 9 in Uyo on Thursday, the Judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, said the conviction was based on the grounds of rape and murder.
The judge said Uduak Akpan is to die by the neck for killing Iniubong Umoren, a job seeker who was invited by Akpan for a job interview.
The two-part judgement held that while he was being sentenced to life imprisonment for the case of rape, he was also to die by hanging for the case of murder.
It could be recalled that Late Iniubong Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo, (UNIUYO) was raped, murdered and buried in a shallow grave by a serial rapist and killer, Uduak-Abasi Akpan, in April 2021
Uduak Akpan had reportedly lured his victim, who was 26years old before her demise, to his family residence at Nung Ikono Obio village in Uruan local government area with a job offer where he raped, strangled her to death and buried her in a shallow grave within the premises.
The body was later exhumed from the shallow grave by the Police team, who were guided by the suspect.