The family of late Miss Iniubong Umoren, the job seeker murdered in Akwa Ibom State, has demanded for justice, insisting that the full weight of the law should take its course in the matter.
The elder brother to the deceased, Mr Ukeme Umoren, made the appeal on Monday, May 3, when a delegation from Governor Udom Emmanuel paid an unscheduled condolence visit on them at Ndot village in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of the state.
Umoren, who welcomed the representative of the Governor, led by Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said justice would be the only thing that can placate the grieving family.
He explained that they lost their parents at a tender age and struggled to secure university education, therefore justice must be served on the perpetrators of the crime.
He further explained that Iniubong was waiting for her call up letter to proceed for national youth service before her gruesome murder.
According to Ukeme Umoren:
“We welcome the Government of Akwa Ibom State into the family of late Ephraim Umoren. It is so pathetic to us, we are heartbroken, that our younger sister struggled so much to go through university, to ensure a better tomorrow.
“We sent our younger sister to school and she was waiting for her call-up letter to proceed for her National Youth Service assignment.
“She went to look for a job to keep herself going, pending the call-up letter, but the dream is shattered, we have lost our sister. However, I want to thank the government for coming to sympathise with us in our moment of grief; this is such a difficult moment.
“All we want is justice for our sister. Whoever is involved in this atrocity should be brought to book. I know the young man could not have done this alone.
“There are people behind the scene that sent him on this errand. We appeal to the Akwa Ibom State Government that whosoever is involved in the gruesome murder of Iniubong Umoren should be brought to justice. We want justice for our late sister, she was the last child in the family”.
Earlier, the SSG, said that Governor Udom Emmanuel was out of the state for an official engagement and has sent him to condole with the family.
“This is a very tragic development, less than an hour ago His Excellency called me because he is out of the state on official duty.
Continuing, he said, “His Excellency, Udom Emmanuel is extremely unhappy about this development, that a young girl of that age going out searching for a job to earn a living and in the cause of doing that this tragedy struck. The governor is so sad about this and has sent me to come here and condole with the family”.
He promised the family that the state government would ensure that justice is done in the case, adding that the police would carry out a thorough investigation into the matter for justice to be done.