- The court case on the death of Iniubong Umoren, a job seeker, has been finalised on Thursday, August 4
- Uduak Frank Akpan, who was found guilty of the Umoren's death, was sentenced to death by hanging
- Many people who reacted to the ruling said that the case shows that there is still some faith in the country's legal system
Remember the young job seeker, Iniubong Umoren, who was killed while she was seeking employment? Justice has been served as the killer, Uduak Frank Akpan, was sentenced to death by hanging.
In a BBC News Pidgin Facebook live feed from the court in Uyo, the deceased's elder brother said that they are happy with the judgement.
We got justice
He added that he never knew that a family like theirs without connection could get justice that fast.
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Inubong's lawyer said that despite justice being served, it is sad that it cannot bring the deceased back to life. He added that all through the case, the sentenced Akpan never showed any kind of remorse.
When the sentenced person's lawyer was asked if the case would be appealed, he said that it is not his decision to make.
Watch the live video below:
Below are some of the comments the live feed the generated on Facebook:
Ambrose Sheriff Agba said:
"Am happy that justice has been served."
Nganyuo Ebai said:
"Kudos to the Justice department of Nigeria for the speedy response to the case at hand. I just wish or hope other cases of injustices across Nigeria are looked into without delay because justice delayed is justice denied. Kudos once more."
Pappy Vicc said:
"Same way chidinma should be sentenced for killing that man and withdrawing from the man's account after killing him."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Uduak of the job seeker narrated the circumstances surrounding her death.
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-defence and not intentionally.
According to Akpan, he and the lady were about to have consensual lovemaking when things escalated.