Uduak Frank Akpan, who is standing trial over the murder of a job seeker Iniubong Umoren, has pleaded not guilty to the case.
Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo was allegedly lured, raped, and murdered under the guise of offering her a job by Uduak.
Uduak, the prime suspect, had at the beginning of the trial by Justice Bennett Illaumoh pleaded guilty to killing the late Ms. Umoren.
The court now presided over by Justice Bassey Nkanang has begun the trial and Akpan who appeared before the court alongside the 2nd accused (his father) and 3rd accused (Sister) made a u-turn and pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges of murder and rape preferred against him.
His father, Frank Akpan, and his sister, Anwan Bassey Akpan respectively pleaded not guilty to the charge of accessory before the fact and obstructing arrest.
However, Justice Bassey Nkanang has adjourned the case to Monday, November 15, 2021.