By Mfon Okon
The gruesome murder of Late Miss Iniubong Ephraim Umoren by his alleged potential job giver, Mr. Uduak Frank Akpan has revealed what the wicked young man and his possible collaborators in the business of “Human Parts” were doing in Akwa Ibom State since 2015. In the course of this investigation, we were able to discover that it is true what a popular slogan says, “there is life inside life”. Indeed, there is life inside life.
This young man called “Uduak Frank Akpan” was a devil with human clothing and face. Personally, I’m still wondering why people like this live where human beings are living. This particular case should not just be a State and National case, but it should be an international case; were people outside the Continent of Africa should follow this case to an end and also ensure that severe punishments are given to whosoever that is involved irrespective of his/her position in government or society. The ugly incident should also serve as an eye opener to job seekers in the State and also serve as self-caution to young ladies who are looking for where green light is blinking.
The wicked specie called “Uduak Frank Akpan” is an indigene of Nung Ikono Ufok but stays in Nung Ikono Obio, his father’s compound both in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria to destroy destiny and terminate lives of nursery school children, young girls, young men, Youth Corpers and even adults in the State. According to his confession, he said that he started this business since 2015. What was his business; he was into luring job seekers, taking young girls home for funs and kidnapping children and eventually kill them, takes their sensitive parts and bury them in shallow graves and later exhume and take their bones for ritual purposes.
Our investigation revealed that the reason why he buried his victims in shallow graves was to enable him take bones out of their decayed body. To succeed in this, he poured acid on whosever he killed so that it decay very fast. In the course of our investigation, we discovered rubbers filled with acid and other human belongings in the compound. We also learnt that Uduak Frank Akpan’s main aim in the people he killed was for “bones” and for ritual purposes. This was gathered during Interactions with people at the scene of the incident.
According to the villagers who spoke strictly on condition of anonymity, they said that they were surprised to know that this was the kind of business the young man was into in the community. When asked why people in the entire village did not know about his movements and his kind of business, they said that they couldn’t believe what has happened to be true, looking at the way Uduak Akpan behaved in the community. They said that he was a very humble and easy-going gentleman who didn’t have any problem with the people in the community. They also said that he doesn’t stay in the compound, he only comes around. According to them, whenever he is around, he turns on his generator; that is when they know that he is around. They also classified him as someone who doesn’t have time to mingle anyhow with people, and that he only minded his own business.
A young man who did not want his name mentioned too, said that he normally saw him with friends in his Toyota Highlander and that sometimes he brought in girls, some would run out of the compound. He said that one night a girl ran out of the compound naked and he Uduak ran after the girl. According to him, when they approached him to know exactly what happened, he demanded that they should forget about that it is boy friend and girl friend issue they were having funs Inside. Anonymous speaker said that the girl insisted that instead of her to go back to the compound, she Preferred to follow them home. He also pleaded that the community should not be totally blamed on the atrocity of Uduak Akpan becuase they did not know what he was doing all these time.
While going around the compound, we were able to discover over fifty (50) shallow graves in the compound. Late Miss Iniubong Ephraim Umoren grave was among newly buried and exhumed graves in the compund. Items also found were over hundreds of female, male and children clothes. Youth Corpers uniforms, children textbooks, rubbers of acid, University of Uyo (UNIUYO) students workbook and many other items.
Here, we came to understand why issues of missing persons were becoming alarming day by day in the State. On several occasions, we have heard how people went for an interview and they were nowhere to be found. This is what job swindlers are doing in the State. They keep on posting fake employment notifications everywhere in the State just to lure job seekers. Take note, if you are a young lady and are in habit of following men with exotic cars you do not know, think otherwise.
As earlier said, this issue requires serious attention. It is a common sense that this young man is not the only one in this business. We can’t just believe that after taking all these human parts he would go straight to the market and sell them. There are copartners in this business. All of them must be fetched out.