A murder suspect, Uduak Frank Akpan, on Friday said he killed a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren, in self-defence when she appeared for an interview on April 29, 2021.
He spoke while being paraded by the police in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The police had paraded him to douse rumours that he committed suicide in detention.
Explaining the circumstances of her death, he said: "I invited her for a job and I asked her whether she can work in a farm as secretary. I told her that I wanted to sleep with her first. She agreed on a condition that I will use condom which I also agreed to. She became furious when I started removing the condom, and she attacked me. I was bleeding so I needed to defend myself by hitting her which lead to her death."
However, the state commissioner of police, Andrew Amiengheme, said it was necessary to have the press conference because of the rumour that was going around in the media that the suspect had committed suicide in the cell.
“I don’t know anywhere in the world that a suspect will be allowed to use trousers in the cell to the extent of killing himself with it.
“Social media that is supposed to be a tool that will work to the advantage of the police has become something that is working against them,” he said.