Friend of slain Uyo job seeker gives first-hand account of the incident leading up to Ini Umoren’s death and how they found the suspect (video)
Umoh Uduak, the friend who used Twitter to alert the public after Iniubong Umoren, a job seeker from Uyo, went missing, has provided a first-hand account of the events leading up to Ini’s murder and the aftermath.
Ini was an orphan, according to Umoh, who graduated from the University of Uyo in 2019 and was preparing to serve in the National Youth Service Corps.
She explained that while they were undergraduates, Ini worked as a teacher to see herself through school since her parents are no more.
She was sometimes late for lectures because she was busy with her own students.
After graduation, NYSC was delayed due to the pandemic. While waiting to be called up, she said Ini decided to get a job.
She was working elsewhere and needed another job and this caused her to make the Tweet that exposed her to a predator who goes online to offer jobs to unsuspecting job seekers.
Umoh told of how she became suspicious when she received a voice note from Ini on the day she went for the interview, April 29, 2021, She said Ini was screaming in the voice note.
She said that was when she went on Twitter to raise alarm, then contacted Ini’s siblings.
She said Ini’s sister immediately reported to the police and gave them the address of the place where she was invited for the interview.
However, she alleges that the police told them it wasn’t up to 24 hours so they couldn’t go searching on Thursday, April 29.
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