February 25, 2024

Uduak Akpan

In April 2021, Umoren, a University of Uyo  graduate was murdered by a guy named Uduak. She was looking for a job as she awaited the rally for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program. Frank Akpan, the father of Uduak, and Anwan Bassey, his family members were arrested. The defendant appeared in court for the first time on July 26, 2021, and pleaded shamefaced to murder but not shamefaced to rape. Even though the defendant acknowledged killing the victim, the court accepted the defendant’s not-guilty plea for Ms. Umoren’s passing. Akpan later changed his opinion during his trial, much to the surprise of many, and denied claims that he ravished and killed Ms. Umoren.

The day he made his shamefaced plea, he stated to the judge that he had a fever, and that his perceptive police officer had advised him to do so. The intern highlighted that he had contradicted his confession to the police and that he had made an analogous statement to the Department of State Services (DSS) under duress. Ama Okeke, a DSS call data skeptic present in court, disproved Mr. Akpan’s claims by playing a tape recording of his interview.

Uduak Akpan
Uduak Akpan

The video was accepted as evidence by the court. The judge declared that the prosecution’s evidence for rape and murder against Mr. Akpan was beyond a reasonable doubt during the more than two-hour trial, where Mr. Akpan was bashfully accused of rape. When the verdict was announced, the sentenced robber attempted to flee the courtroom, but security personnel stopped him.

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