By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The Akwa Ibom State Government has ordered the police in the state to ensure full administration of justice to those behind the gruesome murder of the young Iniubong Umoren.
Government in a statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Ini Ememobong expressed shock over the incident, and commended the police for arresting and interrogation of the suspect.
According to Ememobong, such gruesome killing of an innocent girl who was going out in search of a legitimate job to earn a living, would be the least to be accepted in the state.
“Governor Udom Emmanuel while thanking the police for arrest and interrogation of the suspect has communicated to the police hierarchy in the state, his desire for the full administration of justice to the culprit and all persons involved in this crime’, the statement stated.
Meanwhile, Governor Emmanuel has visited late Iniubong Umoren’s family at Ndot village in Oruk Anam local government area on Monday to condole them over the sad incident and described the ugly incident as tragic and pathetic to a young girl who went out to seek for opportunity to earn a living.
The Governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the state government, (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem assured the deceased family that government would ensure that all those connected to the incident be made to face full weight of the law.
Governor Emmanuel, the SSG said is “extremely unhappy about this development, that a young girl of that age going out seaching for a job to earn a living in the cause of doing that this tragedy struck. The Governor is so sad about this and has sent me to come here and console with the family.”
Earlier, the family of late job seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren, has on the visit, appealed to the state government to ensure that those who murdered their late sister (Iniubong) were brought to book.
Umoren, who welcomed the representative of the Governor, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said Iniubong was the youngest of the children of late Ephraim Umoren.
He lamented that they lost their parents while in secondary schools and struggled on their own to get education to university level to ensure a better tomorrow.
According to him, late Iniubong was waiting for her call up letter to proceed for national youth service, which would never come.
He appealed to the government to ensure that perpetrators of the heinous crime were brought to book as this will be the only succour to the family.
“We welcome the Government of Akwa Ibom State into the family of late Ephraim Umoren. It is so pathetic to us, we are heart broken, that our younger sister struggled so much to get education to University level to ensure better tomorrow.
“We sent our younger sister to school and she was waiting to get her call up letter to proceed to her National Youth Service assignment.
“She went to look for a job to keep herself going, pending the call up letter, but the dream is shattered, we have lost our sister. However, I want to thank the government for coming to sympathise with us in this difficult moment.
“We are asking for one thing, that we are orphans, our parents left us while we were in secondary schools, we’ve struggled and all of us are now graduates.
“All we want is justice for our sister. Whoever, that is involved in this atrocity should be brought to book. I know the youngman could not have done this alone.
“There are people behind the scene that sent him on this errand. We appeal to Akwa Ibom State Government that whosoever is involved in the gruesome murder of Iniubong Umoren should be brought to justice. We want Justice for our late sister, she was the last child in the family,” Umoren said.
He commended the state government, and appealed to them not to abandon the family during this trying moment of their lives.
Late Iniubong Umoren, who was a graduate of philosophy from the University of Uyo, was tricked by one Uduak Frank on a pretext of giving her a job but turned her rapist and assailant who buried her in a shallow grave at his (killer) father’s compound in Uyo last weekend.