Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has condoled with the family of late Iniubong Umoren who was killed while trying to find a job.
The governor assured the family that those found culpable would face justice.
Mr Emmanuel who was represented by the secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwen, on a visit to the family on Monday in Obio Ndot, Oruk Anam Local Government Area, also prayed God to grant the family the grace to bear the loss.
“This is a very tragic development. The governor is not happy that such a young girl who went out in search of work would be brutally murdered like that,” Mr Ekuwen said.
“As you all know, the governor always advises young people against begging for a living, but to work hard to earn a living.
“This tragedy happened to Iniubong in the process of earning a living. The governor is so sad, it is painful and it’s a complete defeat of what the governor speaks about concerning his drive to take youths off the street and equip them with skills and employment opportunities.”
Iniubong’s elder brother Ukeme Umoren, who spoke on behalf of the family, thanked Emmanuel for the visit, and appealed for in-depth investigation that would ensure her killers are brought to book.
“We are heartbroken, Iniubong was our last born and we know how much we struggled to send her to university and she was waiting to collect her call-up letter. Now unfortunately we have lost a sister, a friend. I appeal to Akwa Ibom State Government to get justice for my sister, late Miss Iniubong Umoren,” he said.
Police have arrested a 20-year-old man Uduak Akpan for allegedly sexually assaulting and murdering 26-year-old Umoren a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Uyo.