26-year-old Miss Iniubong Umoren, who was raped and killed by a fake job recruiter, Uduak Frank Akpan, has been laid to rest in her hometown, Nung Ita Ikot Essien, Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
KanyiDaily had reported how Umoren was raped, murdered and buried in a shallow grave by Akpan, who invited her for a job interview in Nung Ikono Obio village in Uruan local government area.
The suspect described as a “serial rapist” has confessed to the killing of Miss Umoren, and is being detained at the police headquarters in Uyo.
The deceased, a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo, was buried on Friday amidst tears from family members, sympathisers and friends, particularly students of Faculty of Arts UNIUYO, who wore black attires, attended the funeral.
Miss Umoren’s burial was conducted by a local congregation of Faith Tabernacle Church Ikot Ibritam District Oruk Anam after the lying in state at her father’s compound.
“It is written that a man will die but woe unto him that caused the death,” was the title of the pastor’s message at the funeral.
“Every man would die someday but what follows after death should be important for everyone,” the pastor said to a crowd of sympathizers, who graced the funeral despite the heavy rainfall.
Brother of the deceased, Mr. Ukeme Ephraim Umoren, appreciated members of the community, relatives and friends for coming from far and near to mourn with them.
He also commended the state government and security agencies for the support offered to the family in their moment of grief.
Fielding questions from newsmen, the member Representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal constituency Mr. Unyime Idem reassured those behind Umoren’s death would be brought to book.
He urged the people of Oruk Anam LGA and the student community to remain law abiding even as relevant government authorities were working to ensure the deceased got justice.
Idem, who is Deputy Chairman of House Committee on Communications, allayed fears that the matter would be swept under the carpet.
See some photos and videos from the funeral below:
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) May 14, 2021
INIUBONG UMOREN, as you are laid to Rest today, May your soul find rest in the Bosoms of ABRAHAM
— Osaze (@akwaibomdaily) May 14, 2021
— Eyeyen ETINAN🙄 (@akwaubom) May 14, 2021
Tears flow as 26-year old Iniubong Umoren is laid to rest in Oruk-Anam LGA, Akwa-Ibom State. The cry for #JusticeforHinyHumoren resounds.
She was the last of four Children. Pictured: Ini’s two grieving sisters. pic.twitter.com/3HLCq2w0Ia
— Uche Okoro (@UOkoroTVC) May 14, 2021
Sleep well Iniubong Umoren. May your killers and everyone connected to your untimely death never know peace.
RIP dear. pic.twitter.com/4CLOvkwdC2
— Covenant Buhari (@CovenantBuhari) May 14, 2021
— #JusticeForHinyUmoren (@AbrahamBrown_1) May 4, 2021
— Ibom Rant_ (@IbomRant_) May 14, 2021
KanyiDaiky recalls that earlier Umoren’s killer, Uduak Frank Akpan, was alleged to have committed suicide in police detention using his trousers to hang himself from one of the metal frame of his cell door.