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Nigeria court sentences man to death for raping, murdering job-seeker

August 7, 2022
Nigeria Court sentences man to death for raping, murdering job-seeker
Iniubong Umoren - Uduak Akpan

A court in  has sentenced a man to death by hanging after he raped and murdered a woman lured under false pretences to what she thought was a job interview.

Iniubong Umoren had recently graduated in Philosophy from the University of Uyo and was looking for paid work before beginning compulsory military service.

The 26-year-old was later found buried in a shallow grave.

Uduak-Abasi Akpan was found guilty and sentenced by Akwa Ibom State High Court.

Two other defendants – Frank Akpan and Anwan-Bassey Akpan – were acquitted.

“Thank God they gave us justice. You can't just kill my sister, bury her and go.

All the family is happy with this judgement,” Iniubong Umoren's brother, Ukeme, said on Thursday.

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