After the Akwa Ibom state High Court sentenced Uduak Akpan, the first accused in the killer of Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren to death by hanging, the culprit attempted to escape.
Akpan attempted to escape shortly after the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, on Thursday.
It was gathered that it took the intervention of the police to foil the attempted escape.
The convict was sentenced to death by hanging and life imprisonment in the two charge of murder and rape preferred against him.
However, the court discharged and acquitted his father, Frank Akpan and sister, Anwan Bassey (2nd and 3rd accused), who were standing trial.
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