A Nigerian woman by name Iniobong Umoren has callously been killed by persons who offered to help her get a job on micro blogging site Twitter.
The lady from Akwa Ibom went missing after leaving her home on 29th April,2021 for a job interview and never returned home until her body was found in a shallow grave days later on the outskirts of Uyo.
She is believed to have been raped by her assailants before killing her and dumping her lifeless body in a shallow grave.
Iniobong Umoren was a Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, and was in search of a job and made it public with a message on Twitter.
Someone on Twitter promised to offer her a job and set a meeting date for 29th April, 2021 where she was allegedly raped and killed till her body was found on Sunday afternoon as confirmed by the police in Akwa Ibom State.
The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, has confirmed that they have arrested a suspect in the case a 20-year-old Uduak Akpan.
The suspect, said to be a serial rapist, killed the missing woman and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s house, after raping her.
“On 30/04/2021, the Command received a report on the disappearance of the victim.
“Following available leads, men of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Command, led by CSP Inengiye Igosi, consolidated on the initial great progress made by the DPO Uruan, SP Samuel Ezeugo and arrested the perpetrator who confessed to have lured his victim to his house in the guise of giving her a job, but ended up sexually and physically assaulting her which led to her death.
“To cover his tracks, he dragged and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound,” Mr MacDon, a superintendent of police, said in the statement.
The body of the woman has been exhumed and deposited at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, the police said.
“Suspect is a confessed serial rapist who has owned up to the raping of other victims.
“He will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation,” Mr MacDon added.
She was screaming for help on the phone, said one of her friends who established contact with her on the day she went missing.
“She sent me a 1sec audio record on WhatsApp and I had to call her back to know if she wanted to say something to me but immediately I called her I heard her screaming,” the friend, Uduak Umoh, tweeted.
Concerned Nigerians did an amazing job, deploying internet tools to see how they could track the missing woman’s location or uncover the identity and the location of the person she went out to meet.
#FindHinyUmoren trended on Twitter for two days, after Ms Umoren went missing.
The Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Amienghene Andrew, commended “the social media family” for their “effort” in the case.