Ini Umoren’s family demand justice
It was a cascade of emotions on Friday as the remains of the brutally murdered Ini Umoren was laid to rest at her hometown Ndot, Oruk Anam, Akwa Ibom State.
Recall that Ini was reportedly killed and buried by one Uduak Akpan, a fake recruiter who lured her with a job offer after she posted on Twitter asking for some job opportunities.
DECEASED FAMILY DEMANDS JUSTICE
The grieving family now wants closure, according to the deceased elder brother Ukeme Umoren who made the demand when a delegation from Governor Udom Emmanuel paid a condolence visit to the family.
Ukeme told the delegation led by Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), that justice is the only thing that can placate the grieving family.
He recalled how they lost their parents at a tender age and struggled to acquire university education.
Ukeme confirmed that Ini was waiting for her call-up letter for the mandatory National Youth Service before her gruesome murder.
“She went to look for a job to keep herself going, pending the call-up letter, but the dream is shattered, we have lost our sister.
“All we want is justice for our sister. Whoever is involved in this atrocity should be brought to book.
“The young man (suspect) could not have done this alone. There are people behind the scene that sent him on these errands”, he said.
Ini’s death had generated public outcry and demand for justice has been loud from several quarter including from the Nigerian parliament, which had demanded an investigation.