Youths from Nnung Ikono Obio in the Oruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday, stormed the family house of Uduak Akpan, the prime suspect in the murder of a jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren, and vandalised it.
It was gathered that the youth took the action after setting ablaze the security post of the one-storey building.
the youth carted away all the properties in the building and took the father of the suspected killer to the police.
“They broke the windows and the glass doors with pebbles and sticks, and carted away everything in the building,” the source said.
Iniubong was allegedly lured, abducted and sexually abused to death by Akpan, who hails from the local government.
The youth explained that their action was predicated on the alleged complicity of Akpan in the murder of the 26-year-old graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has condemned the rape and gruesome murder of Iniubong.
The House, at the plenary on Tuesday, described the incident as “barbaric, inhuman and despotic,” and mandated the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to “immediately commission and take over the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators of the heinous crime.”
The House also mandated the IG to “ensure the protection of her family members from harassment, intimidation and harm.”
The House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development was also asked to follow up with the investigation and prosecution, ensure compliance with the resolutions and report back to the chamber.
The resolutions were sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion moved by the lawmaker representing the Ukanafun/Oruk, Anam Federal Constituency in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Unyime Idem, titled: ‘A Call for Comprehensive Investigation, Prosecution and Punishment of the Perpetrator(s) of the Kidnapping, Sexual Assault and Heinous Killing of Miss Iniubong Ephraim Umoren and the Need to Protect Her Family Members