The Akwa Ibom State Government has expressed sadness over the killing of a young female job seeker, Miss Iniobong Umoren in the state.
Miss Umoren was allegedly abducted, raped and murdered by one Uduak Frank Akpan who later buried her in a shallow grave inside his father’s compound.
The state government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong described the incident as barbaric and strange.
The statement commended the police for moving into action and arresting the mastermind and asked that the full weight of the law should be brought on everyone who were involved directly or indirectly.
The statement reads:
“The Akwa Ibom State Government is deeply saddened by the news of the demise of Miss Iniobong Umoren, who is said to have been abducted, raped, assaulted and eventually murdered by Uduak Frank Akpan.
“This news which was conveyed by the Police is heart wrenching and most disturbing considering the age of the persons involved.
“The Governor, while thanking the police for the arrest and interrogation of the suspect, has communicated to the Police hierarchy in the state, his desire for the full administration of justice to the culprit and all persons involved in this crime. This is the least that will be acceptable.
“We condemn in totality the gruesome acts that led to the loss of the life of an innocent young woman, whose sincere desire was to earn a decent living. Our state must remain a safe location for all peace loving and law abiding citizens at all times.
“We commiserate with the deceased family on this very painful loss and pray God to comfort them.”