- It was all tears and weeping at the burial of late Iniubong Umoren on Friday, May 14
- The slain lady was laid to rest in Akwa Ibom state by her family members
- Umoren was killed while she was job-hunting and a suspect has already been arrested and is in police custody
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The bereaved family, relatives and friends of late Iniubong Umoren on Friday, May 14, paid their last respect to her in Akwa Ibom state.
Amid tears and wailings, the remains of the jobseeker were laid to rest less than a month after she was murdered in her search for employment.
Exclusive photos and that captured memorable moments of the burial were released by Punch and several other Twitter accounts.
See a video from the burial ceremony below:
Meanwhile, Senator Godswill Akpabio and his wife, Ekaete, had reacted to a publication by David Hundeyin, a journalist, which accused them of being linked to the alleged killer of Umoren.
In a statement released on Friday, May 14, the couple threatened to sue Hundeyin and stated clearly that it does not own the hotel where the suspected murderer of Umoren, Frank Uduak Akpan, reportedly contacted a worker in the Niger Delta civil service, Kufre Effiong.
The rebuttal signed by Akpabio's lawyer, Otobong Inyang, denied the duo's knowledge of any relationship between Effiong and Akpan and threatened to sue the journalist.
The statement partly read:
"Senator Akpabio does not know, has never met and has never had any contact whatsoever with him. Neither Sen Godswill Akpabio nor his wife, Ekaette Akpabio had anything whatsoever to do with the horrific death of Iniobong Umoren.
“Secondly, neither Davok Suites (which is a corpate entity) nor the land housing it belongs to Ekaete Akpabio. “Indeed, a proper search at the Corporate Affairs Commission would have disclosed to you that Ekaete Akpabio is neither one of the Directors nor Shareholders of Davok Suites.”
Recall that the deceased who was missing after she left her home to hunt for a job in Uyo, the state capital, had been reportedly found dead.
The young lady's friend, Uduak Umoh, with the handle @Umohuduak1, confirmed her death in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, May 2. According to her, the criminals killed and buried her friend.