Regina Askia, Nigerian-born American-based family nurse practitioner, says Akwa Ibom state is trending for the wrong reasons following the murder of Iniobong Umoren while seeking for a job.

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Umoren was declared dead on Sunday, a few days after going missing at which time the family had raised an alarm.

The state police command had earlier apprehended Uduak Frank Akpan, a 20-year-old man for “kidnapping, countlessly raping, and then killing the victim”.

The suspected killer was said to have first buried the deceased in a shallow grave and fled.

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Reacting to the development in an Instagram post, the actress and former beauty queen condemned the gruesome killing of the lady.

Askia, who hails from Akwa Ibom, said it was about time the state took drastic measures to stem the tide of sexual violence-related deaths.

The 53-year-old movie star also urged the public to always speak up against the scourge while advocating a “name and shame” policy to deal with perpetrators of such acts.

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“Rest in peace, beautiful! Akwa Ibom is trending for the wrong reasons. Three sexual violence deaths in as many months? We all must speak out against this. Name and shame perpetuators. #justiceforiniobong,” she wrote.

Umoh Uduak, a friend to Umoren, had narrated how police operatives allegedly requested for a hired and fueled van before they could commence investigation into the matter.



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