Gruesome Murder Of Iniubong: More Graves Uncovered At Killer’s Family House

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By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo


More shocking revelations have emerged from the compound where the 26-year old job seeker, Iniubong Umoren was gruesomely killed by a 20-year old Uduak Frank Akpan at Uruan Council Area of Akwa Ibom State last week.
Late Iniubong, a graduate of philosophy from the University of Uyo, was lured to the compound in Nnung Ikono Obio, which is few kilometres from Uyo, the State Capital by Uduak (now her alleged assailant) in the guise of offering her a job.
When a group of journalists in the state on Wednesday visited Uduak father’s compound at the community where he allegedly took Iniubong to, killed and burried her in a shallow grave, more shallow graves were uncovered in the compound.
Also seen in the large compound were bones suspected to be that of humans lying on the ground, children’s school bags and books as well as old bags scattered near the graves.
The youth of the village, who conducted journalists round the compound claimed that the old bags were used for packing human parts they  buried.

It was observed also that the youths of the community enraged with the news stormed the compound, and vandalised the building using pebbles after setting ablaze  the security house of the one storey building.
They were also said to have caught hold of Uduak’s father whom they accused of being an accomplice and handed him over to the police.
The youth said the suspect and his family are strangers living in the community as their real community is Nnung Ikono Ufok, nearby village to Nnung Ikono Obio also in Uruan.
One of them, identified as Akpan Shadrach James told journalists that the family of the suspect erected the building about four years ago and do not live there permanently but only come occasionally since they have another building in Uyo town and no body actually knew what they do inside the compound.
“People thought that they were living here, they don’t, they only come and go. They are from the next community. They don’t have friends in this community as their gate is always closed and they wrote the notice, ‘beware of dogs’ on their wall. We didn’t know that such a thing was happening here.

“We want government to investigate this matter and bring justice to that slain orphan. We are grieved with this incident and we don’t want this matter swept under the carpet.”
Also speaking, the Youth President of the Community,  Etubom Sunday Essien said they were disappointment over the action adding that such offence is not condoned in the community.
He said, “There is nothing happening apart from the one you have already heard. It’s not good for the boy to kill his fellow human being. We don’t know that is what he has been doing. We, the youths will never allow such things to be happening in our community  That is the reason we took this action.
He however, exonerated the chairman of Uruan LGA, Mr. Iniobong Ekpenyong saying he played the role of a Chief security officer of council by calling on the police to arrest the culprit.
The Chairman of the local had earlier issued a press release distancing himself from insinuations of being party to the incident stressing that he only did his job as the chief security officer of the local government by fishing out the suspect and handing him over to the police.

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