Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, on Thursday, convicted Uduak-Abasi Akpan for the murder of jobseeker Iniubong Umoren.
In his judgment, the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, also sentenced Akpan to life imprisonment for rape.
After the court ruling, Akpan attempted to run out of the court but it took the intervention of the security operatives on the ground to stop him from escaping.
The judge, Bassey Nkanang, in his judgment on Thursday, said the convicted man would be put to death by hanging.
Mr. Nkanang also found Mr. Akpan guilty of rape and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
The judge said the prosecution has proved beyond doubt the case of rape and murder against Mr. Akpan.
He, however, discharged and acquitted the father and sister of Mr. Akpan, who were the 2nd and the 3rd defendants in the case.
After the judge read the judgment, the convicted rapist attempted to escape from the courtroom but was overpowered by security officials.
Watch the video here.