Photo: The late Umoren
Uduak Akpan, the alleged killer of Iniubong Umoren, the Akwa Ibom graduate whom he lured out of her home with a fake job interview, on Monday pleaded guilty to the murder in court.
Miss Umoren was allegedly raped and killed in April on the outskirts of Uyo by Akpan, who the police in Akwa Ibom State described as a serial rapist.
Police operatives who arraigned him had said that Akpan buried Umoren’s remains in a shallow grave in his family house after committing the crime.
The case is being prosecuted by the Akwa Ibom State Government.
Akpan, who was arraigned alongside his father, however, before an Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo pleaded not guilty to killing the victim on Monday but denied the charge of rape.