An Akwa Ibom State High Court has sentenced Uduak Akpan to death by hanging for the murder of Iniubong Umoren.
Uduak Akpan murdered Iniubong Umoren, who was job-hunting in Akwa Ibom in April 2021.
Two days prior to when she was declared missing, the deceased, a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo, had announced on Twitter that she was seeking a job.
The deceased’s friend, Uduak, had on 29 April posted a tweet, declaring that Iniubong had made a distress call to her, suspecting that her friend had been kidnapped while going to attend a job interview at Airport Road, Uyo.
In a judgement on Thursday, Justice Bassey Nkanang, however, discharged and acquitted Frank Akpan and Anwan-Bassey Akpan the second and third accused persons.