20-yr-previous Uduak Akpan used to be on Thursday sentenced to dying through striking for raping and murdering Iniubong Umoren.

The Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State, Uko Udom, on Thursday stated he used to be now not stunned that Uduak Akpan, tried to flee after the court docket pronounced that he was going to die by hanging for raping and murdering Iniubong Umoren.

Mr Udom said this on the State High Court Complex in Uyo whilst addressing journalists after the court docket delivered judgment at the subject.

The convicted rapist and assassin, Mr Akpan, tried to flee however used to be overpowered through armed jail officers who had manned far and wide throughout the complicated.

There used to be heavy safety presence in Wellington Bassey Way – the street resulting in the court docket.

The Government House axis of the street used to be cordoned off through armed policemen.

The break out strive brought about panic in the court docket however the trial pass judgement on, Bassey Nkanang, briefly restored order.

In a video clip posted on Facebook, some jail officers may well be heard yelling “don’t fire” at colleagues who it seems that had been in a position to gun down the convict.

Mr Akpan used to be additionally discovered responsible of rape and sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment.

The pass judgement on, Mr Nkanang, stated the prosecution had proved past doubt the case of homicide and rape in opposition to Mr Akpan.

He, on the other hand, discharged and acquitted the daddy and sister of Mr Akpan, who as second and third defendants respectively, had been charged for accent after the truth to homicide.

The State Attorney General, who led the prosecution crew, counseled the protection officers for preventing Mr Akpan from escaping.

“I don’t think it is something to be surprised about,” he advised journalists.

“This young man committed very gruesome offences and if you follow the facts of the case you would not put it past him to do something drastic and something as bad as he attempted to do here and I think the security officials were very attentive that is why they were able to overcome him and put him up.”

Ms Umoren, a contemporary Philosophy graduate of University of Uyo, sought after a role however ended up dropping her lifestyles, after honouring a call for participation for a faux task interview from Mr Akpan.

The 10-month trial which started on October 4, 2021 ended 4 August with the trial pass judgement on saying that Mr Akpan will die through striking.

Mr Udom counseled the court docket for the rapid trial and added the judgment displays that the justice gadget works.

‘Violent crimes indictment on oldsters’

Responding to a query on rampant violent crimes through younger folks, Mr Udom stated the fogeys must be blamed for it.

“I believe it boils right down to the state of morality of our younger folks and we should get started from the fogeys. I do not believe we must get started from those younger folks, we commence from oldsters. You in finding out lately that the fogeys do not carry up the youngsters how it used to be performed in my time, as an example.

“To have a kid like Mr Akpan in the home with out realizing what he is able to doing I believe it is an indictment at the oldsters. We wish to have the fogeys to be extra attentive in the upbringing of the kids and create ethical limitations that you’re making positive your youngsters do not transcend.

“See how unrepentant this convict has been all through the trial. He said the country is full of kidnappers who are not arrested so it’s like he has set a moral standard for himself which supports the kind things that he’s involved in.”