Uduak Akpan tries to flee after receiving a death sentence

Uduak Akpan
Uduak Akpan

On Thursday, the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo convicted Uduak-Abasi Akpan of the murder of job seeker Iniubong Umoren.

In his verdict, the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, also condemned Akpan to life in prison for rape.

After the court’s decision, Akpan attempted to flee the building. It required the assistance of security personnel on the ground to prevent his escape.

The decision:

Judge Bassey Nkanang ruled on Thursday that the convicted individual would be executed by hanging.

Mr. Nkanang likewise convicted Mr. Akpan of rape and sentenced him to life in prison.

The judge stated that the prosecution has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Akpan is guilty of rape and murder.

However, he discharged and acquitted Mr. Akpan’s father and sister, the second and third defendants in the case.

The convicted rapist attempted to flee the courtroom after the judge read the verdict, but was restrained by security personnel.

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