Father of alleged killer says son has mental disorder over Iniubong Umoren.

Written by on April 13, 2022

Uduak Akpan, who allegedly raped and killed Iniubong Umoren on the outskirts of Uyo in April last year, has a mental disorder, his father told the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo, on Tuesday.

Frank Akpan, who is also a co-defendant in the murder trial, said under cross-examination at Tuesday’s proceedings that his son is suffering from schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally.

The testimony came as new a twist in a line of defence that has seen Uduak himself retracting his confessional statement to say he had never met Ms Umoren.

Frank Akpan and his daughter, Bassey-Awan Akpan, are both accused of being accessories after the fact to the murder of Ms Umoren.

Seun Fakorede

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