Fake recruiter arrested for raping, killing female jobseeker in Akwa Ibom


The long arm of the law has caught up with a suspected fake recruiter identified as Uduak Akpan, for allegedly raping and killing a jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren, in the Airport Road area of Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State.


The arrest of the suspect was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer, of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Odiko Macdon, who said that the suspect confessed after his arrest to have raped and murdered the victim.

According to Mcdon, the victim had on Thursday gone for a job interview after Akpan allegedly lured her with a fake offer on social media.

“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Uduak Frank Akpan, 20, for kidnapping, raping and murdering one Miss Iniobong Umoren.

“On April 30, 2021, the command received a report on the disappearance of the victim. Following available leads, men of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the command, led by CSP Inengiye Igosi, consolidated on the initial progress made by the DPO, Uruan, SP Samuel Ezeugo, and arrested the perpetrator, who confessed to have lured his victim to his house on the pretext of giving her a job, but ended up sexually and physically assaulting her, which led to her death.

“To cover his track, he dragged and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound. The deceased has been exhumed and deposited at UUTH (University of Uyo Teaching Hospital) for autopsy. The suspect confessed to have told his local government chairman of his atrocity before escaping to Calabar and was never at any time handed over to the police by anyone.

“The suspect is a confessed serial rapist, who has owned up to raping other victims. He will be charged at the conclusion of investigation. The Commissioner of Police, Amienghene Andrew, has called on youths and jobseekers to be wary of the activities of scammers and other men of the underworld,” the statement concluded.


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