The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, has this Thursday, August 4, 2022, convicted Uduak Frank Akpan to death by hanging for the rape and murder of a female, Iniobing Umoren.
Hon. Justice Bassey Nkanang, the trial judge who delivered judgement said Akpan is to die by the neck for killing Iniubong Umoren, a job seeker who he invited for a job interview. Akpan was also sentenced to life imprisonment for rape. His father, Frank Akpan and was however discharged and acquitted by the court.
An attempt by Uduak Akpan to escape from the court room as he was escorted out of court after the judgement was delivered, was thwarted by Prisons officials and the heavy security presence at the court premises.
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