The trial of Uduak Frank Akpan, the alleged killer of Akwa-Ibom job seeker, Iniubong Ephraim Umoren, is set to begin on Monday, July 26 at the Akwa Ibom state Hogh Court 6 in Uyo, the state capital.
The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Uko Essien Udom (SAN), will be the lead counsel for the prosecution team as revealed in a statement by the media unit of the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Justice signed by the information officer in the ministry.
Recall Iniubong Umoren, a final year student of the Department of Philosophy, University of Uyo, from Orukanam local government area of the state, who set out to look for a job and was murdered.
The statement added that the police investigating team had exhumed the deceased’s remains, which was buried in a shallow grave, showing her mouth gagged and the neck strangulated and squeezed, eyeballs bulging and tongue popping out, all allegedly pointing irresistibly to one direction, murder. The statement disclosed that the police had since concluded investigations and sent the case file to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP), which could not swing into action immediately because of the recently suspended industrial action embarked upon by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).