- The suspected killer of Miss Iniubong Umoren has confessed to killing the innocent job seeker
- Frank Akpan made the confession when he was paraded on Friday, May 14, by the police
- According to him, he has submitted himself to the rule of law over the crime he committed
Uduak Frank Akpan, the prime suspect in the murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren, the 26-year-old University of Uyo graduate of Philosophy, has confessed to killing her, saying he was ready to take the same punishment if found guilty.
Legit.ng gathered that the suspect, Akpan, was paraded along with his father by the state commissioner of police, Amiengheme Andrew, at the state headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia, on Friday, May 14.
According to the report, there was rumour that the suspect had committed suicide in police custody to shield other accomplices.
The commissioner, who said he was “under pressure from within and outside Nigeria to reveal the truth behind the rumour,” described the allegation as unfounded and blamed social media for the gaffe.
“I have been inundated with several calls all over the world that the prime suspect in the murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren has committed suicide in police custody."
He wondered why a suspect could kill himself using his trousers as suicide rope in a police cell where the wearing of trousers is not permissible.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the bereaved family, relatives and friends of late Iniubong Umoren on Friday, May 14, paid their last respect to her in Akwa Ibom state.
It was reported that 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.
In a related report, Uduak Frank Akpan, narrated the circumstances surrounding Umoren's death. The suspected killer was paraded on by the Akwa Ibom state police command on Friday, May 14.
Akpan who was paraded alongside his father told journalists in a video shared on Twitter by EKA @Lionezz__ that he killed the girl in self-defense and not intentionally.