Uduak Akpan, the suspected killer of Iniubong Umoren, who was job-hunting in Akwa Ibom, has said he killed her in self-defence while he was having sex with her.
Speaking with journalists on Friday when he was paraded by the Akwa Ibom police command, Akpan claimed that Umoren had hit him during sex, a gesture he returned to make her stop.
“I asked her whether she could work in a farm where hard drugs were kept; she said she could,” Akpan said during a Facebook Live session according to FIJ.
“I asked her that I would like to have sex with her before she left. She agreed and gave a condition that I would have to use condom, which I did.
“While I removed the condom, she became furious and removed the nearby stabilizer to hit me on the head… While I was bleeding, in order to stop her, I used the stabilizer to hit her. When I hit her, she fell.”
The suspected killer further admitted that five other ladies had suffered a similar fate in his hands, but none died.
The suspect’s father stated that he was not aware of his son’s criminal activities until he was invited to Uran police station.
“I wasn’t aware, I’m not happy about it,” he said. “I was asked to call him and I called him back. When he arrived, I was allowed to interact with him. He told me he did something wrong and that he was sorry. I blamed him: ‘Why did you do this? You are not my only child; I have two other children and they are women. If anybody does this to your sisters would you be happy?’ He said no,” he said.
Andrew Amiegheme, the police commissioner in the state, while addressing journalists, debunked claims that there were shallow graves and bones at the crime scene.
“There are no shallow graves anywhere; there are no bones anywhere,” he said.
“That is the truth. But if anybody can show me any shallow grave there, go and show me. But I know there are no shallow graves.”
Umoren, 26, was buried on Friday in her hometown, Nung Ita, Ikot Essien in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.