Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the murder of one Miss Iniobong Umoren, who was declared missing a few days ago.
Saraki, in a tweet, via his Twitter handle on Sunday, hoped those behind the killing of Umore are swiftly tried and sentenced.
He also prayed for God to comfort Umoren’s family and friends.
“I’ve been following the #FindHinyHumoren hashtag closely over the past couple of days and I am extremely devastated that young Miss Iniobong Umoren, who simply set out to find a job, was raped and murdered.
“At this particularly difficult time, my prayers are with her family and all her friends who kept this topic on the front burner over the last couple of days. I hope the perpetrators of this despicable act are swiftly tried and sentenced,” Saraki’s tweet read.
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command had arrested one Uduak Frank Akpan, 20, over the murder of Umoren.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Odiko Macdon, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
According to him, the suspect lured the victim to his house in the guise of offering her job.
He explained that the suspect raped the victim in his house and killed her, adding that in order to cover his tracks, he dug a shallow grave and buried her in his father’s compound.
Iniobong Umoren: Saraki reacts to raping, murder of job seeker in Akwa Ibom