The Ibom State High Court has sentenced Uduak Akpan, the first accused in the murder of Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, to death by hanging.
The verdict was given on Thursday.
There was however drama when Akpan attempted to escape shortly after the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang.
It took the intervention of the police to prevent him from escaping.
The convict was sentenced to death by hanging and life imprisonment in the two charge of murder and rape preferred against him.
The judge however discharged and acquitted his father, Frank Akpan and sister, Anwan Bassey (2nd and 3rd accused) who were standing trial for accessory after the fact to murder.