The  High Court sitting in Uyo,Akwa Ibom

State,on Thursday, convicted Uduak-Abasi Akpan for the murder of a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren.


The trial Judge,Justice Bassey Nkanang, in his judgement ,sentenced  Akpan to life improvement for rape.



After the court ruling, Akpan attempted to run out of the court but the intervention of the security operatives on ground prevented him from escaping.


The Judge,Bassey Nkanang, in his judgement on Thursday, said the convicted man will be put to death by hanging.


Justice Nkanang also found  Akpan guilty of rape and sentenced him to life imprisonment.


The Judge said ,the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt the case of rape and murder against Akpan.


He however  discharged and acquitted the father and sister of Akpan,who were the 2nd and the 3rd defendants in the case.



After the Judge read out the judgement, the convicted rapist attempted to escape  from the courtroom but was overpowered by the security operatives on guard at the court.


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