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Police Asked Umoren’s Family To Hire A Van, Fuel It Before Investigation — Friend Of Murdered Akwa Ibom Job-seeker




Umoh Uduak, a detailed pal of Iniubong Umoren, the Akwa Ibom job seeker who was raped and killed, has alleged that police operatives demanded {that a} van be employed and fuelled earlier than they might launch an investigation within the case of the late graduate.


Umoh earlier posted on social media that the household of the deceased have been requested to attend for twenty-four hours after the case was reported to the police. 

Final Friday morning, she tweeted, “Her sister (the sufferer’s sister) is within the police station. And they’re saying 24 hours earlier than making any transfer.”

Nigerians on social media helped with a digital search as many trended the hashtag #findHinyHumoren whereas many others traced the alleged kidnapper’s Fb identify, cellphone quantity, office, amongst others.

The police, after a lot strain on social media, nonetheless, began an investigation and Umoren’s demise was confirmed on Sunday.

In accordance with the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Odiko Macdon, on Sunday, the perpetrator confessed to having dedicated the crime and buried her in a shallow grave.

However in an interview with TVC, Umoh, who was seen shedding tears, mentioned the sufferer stored her abreast of her actions.

Umoh mentioned Ini’s sister had gone to the police station to report the case when she knowledgeable her of the event.

She mentioned the household was instructed by the police that it hadn’t been as much as 24 hours since she disappeared, so Ini’s sister needed to return dwelling.

She mentioned, “When she went again at 8:30 am (the following day), the police instructed her they couldn’t go along with their van, that she needed to rent a van and purchase gas. I referred to as (some) individuals they usually despatched cash which she bought and returned to the station.

“They mentioned they have been investigating and we heard nothing. I despatched the quantity to individuals who checked with Truecaller and located it belonged to Ezekiel Akpan. Individuals went by means of her Twitter and noticed the put up she made in search of a job.”

Akpan was mentioned to have promised the deceased a job and glued an appointment along with her in Uyo the place she would meet her demise.
Umoh revealed {that a} earlier sufferer (Miriam) reached out to her following Ini’s demise to disclose how “Akpan had equally invited her, solely to drug, rape, {photograph}, and blackmail her with threats of posting her nudes on-line.”

She added that Miriam despatched the deal with the place the incident occurred, which was forwarded to the police, at which period Akpan’s father was arrested. Akpan would later report himself to the police.

“A woman named Miriam mentioned she was in that place with the identical man who chatted her up for a job provide,” Umoh mentioned.

“She mentioned, when she bought there, the man drugged her, gave her weed, raped her, took footage of her saying if she reported the case, they have been going to put up it on-line. She mentioned they used it to blackmail her for cash.
“She gave me the deal with and it was there they arrested the daddy earlier than he took himself to the station. The sister (of the deceased) had been instructed that Umoren was raped numerous instances. She later mentioned Umoren had been killed.

“This isn’t a case of her going lacking. Everybody knew the place she went. She despatched the deal with to her sister. She additionally despatched the variety of the caller (Akpan) to her sister. We bought his image. The daddy admitted it was his son.

“Individuals have been popping out to provide their assertion that he had been doing the identical factor to different individuals. So why did the police delay as of two days in the past to inform us she had been killed. We don’t know when precisely she was killed.”

Umoh mentioned Umoren’s whereabouts have been at all times identified to her and others because the younger woman hardly went for any occasion or outing.

She added that Umoren was an orphan, who labored exhausting for every thing. In accordance with her, Umoren typically missed lectures as a result of she was working at a personal teaching centre to earn cash to feed and do different essential issues.

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