Uduak Frank Akpan, the first accused in the murder of Iniubong Umoren has been sentenced to death.
He was sentenced to die by hanging by the Akwa Ibom State high court in Uyo.
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In the over two hours judgment by the presiding Judge, Bassey Nkanang, the convict was found guilty of rape and murder and sentenced to be hung on the neck till he dies.
Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo, was killed on April 2021.
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She was job hunting while awaiting mobilisation for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.