The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said two suspects have been arrested in connection to the disappearance of a job-seeker, known as Hiny Humoren.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko Macdon, made this known in an interview with The Punch on Friday night.
He said, “The Police Anti-Kidnapping Squad of Akwa Ibom State Command is already investigating this case. As a matter of fact, two suspects have been arrested. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.”
It was reported that the victim had gone missing while attending a job interview in Akwa Ibom on Thursday. She had earlier tweeted via her handle, @HinyHumoren, that she needed a job and some persons had suggested prospective employers to her.
“#AkwaIbomTwitter please I’m really in need of a job, something to do to keep mind and soul together while contributing dutifully to the organisation. My location is Uyo, I’m creative, really good in thinking ctitically and most importantly a fast learner. CV available on request,” she had tweeted on Tuesday.
But a tweep, @UmohUduak1, who identified as the job-seeker’s friend raised the alarm on Thursday that her friend was nowhere to be found.
“Y’all my friend is in trouble and she needs our help. I’m currently in Lagos and I can’t help than to put this out there.
“Earlier today she told me she was going for a job interview at airport road which is quite far from her house.
“To cut everything short, she sent me a 1sec audio record on WhatsApp and I had to call her back to know if she wanted to say something to me but immediately I called her I heard her screaming. Someone, please help her out,” @UmohUduak1 tweeted.
Her cries for help attracted the Nigerian Twitter community which has since been calling on the security agencies to find the victim. The hashtag, #FindHinyUmoren, has so far become a trend with over 79,000 tweets.