Miss Umoren’s Murderer must be Expeditiously Prosecuted – AKHA
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has stated that the murderer of the slain job seeker, Late Miss Iniubong Umoren must be made to face the full wrath of the law.
This was contained in a Press Release signed on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, by the Chairman, Committee on Information, Hon. (Barr) Aniefiok Dennis
The Release has it that the House “is indeed pained by the sad news of the abduction, rape and subsequent murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren, 26, a graduand of Philosophy, University of Uyo and an indigene of Oruk Anam Local Government Area”.
“Information from the desk of the Police Public Relation Officer(PPRO) Akwa Ibom State command is that the late Iniubong Umoren was lured by one Mr Uduak Frank Akpan, 20 years, under the guise of providing her a job. The House unreservedly condemns this outrageous and dastardly act in strong terms”.
“We urge security agencies and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to be proactive and expedient in their investigations and prosecution of culprit(s) accordingly”.
“In the interim, the Speaker has directed the House Committee on Security in partnership with relevant security agencies to undertake a holistic investigation into the matter and brief the House within the shortest possible time for further legislative action”.
Meanwhile, Members of the House of Representatives the same day, demanded that the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, take over the murder case of Miss Iniubong Umoren, while charging him to ensure that justice is done.
The resolution of the House followed a matter of urgent public importance raised by Unyime Idem representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam the federal constituency of Akwa Ibom State.
They also mandated the IGP to ensure the protection of Umoren’s family members from harassment, intimidation, and harm.
Idem told the House that the family members of the deceased have reportedly raised an alarm of receiving strange phone calls and threats of various degrees and have been asked to withdraw the case.
Adopting the motion, the House mandated the House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development to follow up with the investigation and prosecution and ensure compliance.