The Akwa Ibom State Government has promised that everyone who had a hand in the death of late Miss Iniubong Umoren (aged 26) who was allegedly abducted, raped and murdered by one Uduak Frank Akpan will receive adequate punishment according to law.
This position was made known by Governor Udom Emmanuel during a condolence visit to the family. The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the state Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, expressed deep pain over the gruesome manner which the innocent girl who went out in search for a responsible means of livelihood, only to meet her untimely death. He praised the hard working spirit of the deceased and prayed that God should condole the family. He promised the support of the State Government to the remaining members of the family.
In his response, the elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Ukeme Umoren expressed deep pains over the loss of their sister who had just concluded her university education and was waiting for her call up letter for the National Youth Service Corps; she decided to look for a job to make a living to cater for her needs before leaving for service. He appealed that the state government should ensure that justice is being done, to bring all the perpetrators to book. He thanked the Governor for taking personal interest in this case and appealed that they should not be abandoned .
The SSG was accompanied on the visit by the Honourable Commissioners for Education, Women Affairs & Social Welfare and Information & Strategy, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and the State Director of Information.
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