Residents and youths on Sunday protested the death of Miss Ini Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo, who went missing on the 26th of April, 2021 after having set out for a job interview in Uruan, near Uyo, the state capital.
They took the protest to the Police Headquarters in Uyo.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Odiko MacDon, while addressing the protesters said that the principal suspect, Mr Uduak Akpan, has confessed to the crime.
He said, “The suspect is in the police net and has confessed to the crime. He tried to sexually harass her and while she resisted, he physically abused her, which led to her death. He quickly buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound.
“We will like to determine if there is any form of collaboration of any kind, or anyone who aided and abetted this crime. The suspect also confessed to have told his Local Government Chairman of his atrocity before his failed escape to Calabar. Mr Frank Akpan is a serial rapist and has owned up to raping other victims.”
He assured the crowd that investigation will be discreet and unhindered.
The remains of the victim has been deposited in the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital for Autopsy.