The Akwa Ibom state police command has debunked viral reports that Mr. Uduak Ezekiel Akpan, the suspected killer of job seeker, Miss Iniubong Umoren, committed suicide in its police custody.
The rape and murder of a Nigerian job seeker, Ini Umoren, has created many controversies on social media, as many accused the police of cover up in the case.
Reports that 20-year Akpan, who allegedly lured Miss Umoren with a job offer and subsequently raped and killed her, had committed suicide, was rife online today. The reports claim that he committed suicide with his trousers tied to metal after having his meal.
The Commissioner for Police in Akwa Ibom state, Andrew Amiengheme, has now dismissed reports in an interview with The Nation. He said;
âIt is not true that Uduak Akpan has committed suicide. The suspect is in our custody. Maybe he committed suicide in the bedrooms of those peddling the rumour.â