Over twelve suspected shallow graves have been discovered in the compound of Uduak Akpan, suspected murderer of one Miss Iniubong Umoren, a graduate of philosophy in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The suspect had lured the Late Umoren to his place in the pretext of offering her a job, raped, killed, and eventually buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound.
Enraged by the news, youths of the community had stormed the compound, and vandalised the building, after setting ablaze the security house of the one storey building.
It was gathered that the vandalisation started on Tuesday night and was still ongoing as at press time even as it was alleged that the youths carted away property in the compound and handed the boy’s father (whom they accused of being an accomplice) to the police.
When some correspondents visited the scene, Wednesday evening, about 12 suspected shallow graves were seen in the large compound and a skeleton suspected to be that of a child was seen on the floor. Also, old sag bags were seen scattered near the suspected graves as the youths who conducted journalists round the compound claimed that they were used for packing human parts they buried.
The youths said the suspect and his family were strangers living in the community as their real community is Nnung Ikono Ufok in Uruan LGA.
One of the youths told journalists that the family of the suspect erected the building about four years ago and did not live there permanently but only came occasionally since they had another building in Uyo town and nobody actually knew what they did inside the compound.
“People thought that they were living here, they don’t. They only come and go. They are from the next community. They don’t have friends in this community as their gate is always closed and they wrote the notice, ‘beware of dogs’ on their wall. We didn’t know that such a thing was happening here.