An angry gathering of residents and youths, on Sunday, protested the death of Iniobong Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo, who went missing on Thursday.
The crowd gathered at the Police Headquarters in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Odiko MacDon, while addressing the protesters, said the principal suspect, Mr Uduak Akpan, had confessed to the crime.
He said, “The suspect is in the police net and has confessed to the crime. He tried to sexually harass her and while she resisted, he physically abused her, which led to her death. He quickly buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound.
“We will like to determine if there is any form of collaboration of any kind, or anyone who aided and abetted this crime. The suspect also confessed to have told his Local Government Chairman of his atrocity before his failed escape to Calabar. Mr Frank Akpan is a serial rapist and has owned up to raping other victims.”