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Road to Justice…Cynthia Udoka Osokogu’s Alleged Killers Confess – “We met her on the Facebook on our BlackBerry. We invited her to come to Lagos to buy goods at cheap prices”

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Cynthia Udoka Osokogu

On Tuesday, BN wrote about the tragic story of Cynthia Udoka Osokogu‘s murder by her Facebook friends (Link). On Wednesday 22nd August 2012, the two murder suspects in the Cynthia Udoka Osokogu murder case were presented to the press by the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Police Force. Their names are Echezona Nwabufor (Age 33) and Ezekiel Nnechuwu Olisa Eloka (Age 23). They hid their heads in shame as they narrated the tragic tale of how they took Cynthia’s life.

One of the suspects with his head buried in shame

Below are excerpts from their account of the crime via PM News (Click Link HERE)

“we met her on the facebook on our Blackberry. We invited her to come to Lagos to buy goods at cheap prices.
“When she got to Lagos, we took her to a hotel in Festac. We thought she had a lot of money, but she said she didn’t have any money. We gave her (name of tablet removed) tablet in her Ribena drink. After this, we slept with her for 12 hours in that hotel. We discovered that the tablet did not work quickly on her.
“We then attacked her, tied her up and used cellotape to cover her mouth. After that, we beat her to tell us where she kept the money.
“When we didn’t get any money from her, we tied her mouth and strangled her and then we abandoned her in the hotel and fled.”

According to PM News, “Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Abubakar Manko, said detectives made use of the close circuit television, CCTV, at the hotel where the crime was committed to identify them.

The Area Commander, Area ‘E’ Police Command, ACP Okoro added that the suspects who are undergraduates of Nigerian universities were nabbed through the call logs of the telephone conversations they had with the late Cynthia who was a post graduate student of Nasarawa State University…ACP Okoro stated that many ATM cards, about 23 SIM cards, different identity cards were recovered from the suspects.”

Echezona Nwabufor and Ezekiel Nnechuwu Olisa Eloka will soon be arraigned in court within the next few weeks and charged with murder.

Watch a video of the killers speaking to reporters on Channels TV

Cynthia is gone but we know she has saved lives. Many young women and men now know that we no longer live in a trustworthy world. We may all be connected by technology but intentions are not always pure. RIP Cynthia.

Photo Credit: Oluwasanmi Joseph for PM News

53 Comments

  1. Miss Mo

    August 23, 2012 at 5:31 am

    OMG :o, what a cruel world. How can these guys be so wicked. What offense did she commit. Raped someone for 12 hrs. I wonder what the drugs were supposed to do 2 her. And then kill her on top wetin? Na wa o. I really fear human beings. Chai……

    • BellaNaija.com

      BellaNaija.com

      August 23, 2012 at 5:34 am

      We do not believe that there is any evidence of rape or sex at this point. The suspects said “they slept with her”, meaning they could have been sleeping and waiting for the drug to take an effect. Please, let us not make assumptions.

    • Peppa

      August 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

      yeah right.

    • IzyOla

      October 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Sleeping on the bed besides her you mean? nawa oh. What else can the circumstances surrounding that imply? taking her to the hotel, druging and …….! Fine, investigations still continues.

  2. OLAYINKA AWOFODU

    August 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

    SAD!

  3. Teefah

    August 23, 2012 at 5:44 am

    The suspects said “We then attacked her, tied her up and used cellotape to cover her mouth. After that, we beat her to tell us where she kept the money”
    I am guessing there must have been some noise coming from the room when the beating was taking place, even if Cynthia was out of if, beatings are not quiet, so did hotel staff not hear strange noises coming from the room?
    So so sad. I pray God gives her family some kind of peace, cos this doesn’t make any kind of sense. No one deserves to die this way.

    http://www.that1960chick.com

  4. annie

    August 23, 2012 at 5:49 am

    An eye opener indeed, u shouldn’t accept everyone who sends a friend request on fb, and never disclose ur personal details to them. Be careful, it could be fun to have millions of friends but hello…., does dat really matter?

  5. HRS

    August 23, 2012 at 7:05 am

    It’s a terrible thing….Nobody can be trusted anymore, even old friends could do same… RIP Cynthia

  6. Austin Uche

    August 23, 2012 at 7:16 am

    May God almighty have mercy on us… The tins ppl do make me cry.. This is so unfortunate… RIP dear cynthia, May God give ur family the very strength to bear dis very huge loss

  7. bhekky

    August 23, 2012 at 7:24 am

    chai!inocent babe!
    i pray diz heartless men shud not go unpunishd.RIP Cyntie baby!

  8. The Villager

    August 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Nigerian Press sef!Why are the faces of these monsters not displayed for all to see?Cynthia’s pictures have been everywhere for all to see and now that the culprits have been caught,they still won’t let us see their faces?Why are they even going to court?If people can be burnt and drown for snatching a purse,shouldn’t these ones be roasted and buried in pieces,so that in case of reincarnation,they can never be complete again?Fine,the verdict will be murder in court but the truth is when last did you hear of an execution,especially since our democratic era started?THEY DON’T KILL THESE PEOPLE,go to the maximum security prisons and you will find over 400 condemned criminals who are walking freely within the walls of the prison and they have been doing so for over ten to fifteen years now.At the end of the day,these social miscreants are re-absolved into our society via the Amnesty group because they have spent too much time in the prison and most times,they come back as more dangerous persons because they now know that nothing will happen to them in the long run,even if they are caught.This is the justice system we face in our country and it is very sad.We recycle criminals.I be Christian o and i am all for forgiveness but as the matter dey ground so and with wetin these people do,na to burn them and when them dey burn,we go dey stone them,so that death go quick(mercy killing) for them.When they are dead we can forgive them.my peeps,na when iron dey hot dem dey bend am.

  9. wizzy

    August 23, 2012 at 8:19 am

    @bella,dey must ve done all d undo 2her,no nid difendg or covering sum part,she can’t say wat she went tru,d mata b say dey sucided in killg her & dey must die!

  10. Theodora

    August 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Seriously am still in shock over this matter…GOD please grant the family the fortitude to bear this loss

  11. miss m'

    August 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

    what a cruel world we live in….there’s no fear of God anymore!! My heart goes out to her family, may God grant them the grace to bear the loss.

  12. blessed

    August 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

    plss, there is nothing like assumptions,dont defend in anyway ,whether slept with or rape is so evil,the intention is evil and dont support or defend it in anyway or the blood of that soul will torch yours and this is a warning that the world is coming to an end JESUS is coming soon,so anyone who is not born again,here is a chance JESUS is calling.

    • Repent

      August 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      You just made the most relevant point. Everyone should endeavor to give His / Her life back to God.
      That’s the learning point.
      May God console the family of the deceased.

  13. mama

    August 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Its really sad!! Could only imagine what she went thru b4 she died!! That’s what I always say about dis pathetic naija!! Pple send time, energy to raise gud kids, give them the best education and still end up being killed by kids of other parents that have nothing to offer the country! Can only imagine what her father must be going thru. She meant well, she was doing business and wanted to buy @ a cheap rate. RIP. Did she deserve sex for 12hrs, beaten and tied up becos of money!!! Those boys must die and die they shall!!! They must die a very painful and slow death.

  14. Chattyzee

    August 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

    One thing I noticed in their statement was that the killers kept saying “we”, There was no “he did this” or “I did that” They also slept with her AFTER they thought she was dead? WHAT???? So when the tablet the did not kill her, they decided to do it manually? But this is the height of wickedness o! My Gosh! I’m alarmed o! How can 2 people be so filled with evil? Not even one of them could tell the other not to do it? You stole from her and raped her and still that was not enough? You had to kill her? No fear of God or regard for human life? hmmmm if only the dead could speak, I wounder what Cynthia would say ……..
    http://dprodigalchild.wordpress.com/

  15. LPS

    August 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Personally I am impressed with the way they nabbed the killers. At least 9ja detectives tried on this matter. Sad!!! May God comfort the family and protect us from wicked and unreasonable men.
    http://personalstuvs.blogspot.com

    • Mirror

      August 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

      sorry to come off as a d-bag but yeah the detectives gave VIP service and i doubt every missing person is entitled to such VIP service. countless missing folks are still unaccounted for in that country and no law enforcement group is even searching for them. it is well.

  16. Couture By Makioba

    August 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

    so sad….. 🙁

  17. peter

    August 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Wickedness in the heart of men, may God deliver us from enemies who appears as friends. I pray to God to give the family fortitude to bear this great loss.

  18. Nomy

    August 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Ndi Obi ojoo! God will judge and he will not show mercy! How can you heartlessly kill someone just like that? Someone who has done nothing to you! How she must have pleaded with them for her life, even with her mouth taped am sure her eyes told the pain, horror and fear she must have been facing. Am sure they could see the “don’t do this” in their eyes! And they still went ahead and killed her! God please do not forgive this!

  19. Layo

    August 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

    People, beware of Trojan Horses. Nothing goes for nothing in this world. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. To improve her profit margin, she decided to trust men she has never met to buy cheap goods. Fair enough. I am still pondering, in my Crime and Investigation channel mind. Why didn’t she tell anyone where she was going? Why she didn’t let best friend who wrote glowing reports about her know, her mum, her brothers. Ah, I have found an avenue to improve my business, I am going to meet these guys in Lagos to buy goods. Who knows, they may have advised her against it. Yes we meet up people for business all the time, sometimes, the only conversation you have with them is online, or over the phone before you meet them in person, and sometimes they pay for the expenses, for you to come over to them and transact business. So finally, a part of this horrible story makes sense, and it wasn’t just a joy ride to Lagos. I am still pondering, why she trusted two men, because business dealings like this, usually involves registered companies, or large businesses, and other people will be involved, before you leave your base and go to them. In fact, I have made 3 of such trips this year alone, but my company put in security measures to ensure I was safe. Wy did she agree to go into a hotel room with them, couldn’t they have discussed in the lobby. I am still scratching my head for answers. It must be the oyinbo way of wanting answers so you can get closure. No one deserves to die like that, no one.

    • irokoroots

      August 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      My dear, I ask myself the same questions too. Why did she follow them to their hotel room? Why didnt anyone know she was raveling to Lagos to buy clothes? Someone should have also hacked into her Facebook account to find out what she and her killers talked about. Maybe they did and chose not to make it public because they at least found out that she was once friends with them on it. It is clear that Cynthia(RIP) isn’t their first victim. The people investigating this should try to make sure people are fully aware of this kind of crime. Well then again na Naija, only the rich deserve justice. Its a sad thing to bury your own child. I pray for her parents and pray that God gives them the strength to weather this storm

    • Sansarai

      August 24, 2012 at 2:16 am

      Me I think there was some heavy juju involved in this…I don’t care what anyone else thinks. I think they might have used juju to lure their other victims too.

  20. kem

    August 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

    who can know the heart of man for it is desperately wicked…..omg, how much would they have thought to gain from her, what manner of low mentality of making money form a young girl,……..it hurt me so much and i am just pained. no peace for the wicked.

  21. faith

    August 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I am also impressed with how d evil guys were caught…thumbsup to the Nigeria police for once!

  22. Kafilat Sabiu Okusanya

    August 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Am short of words o,may d Lord grant her eternal rest..

  23. Maureen Opara

    August 23, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I am deeply touched, the heart of man is desparately wicked.
    Cynthia rest in peace, may the good Lord grant her family the fortitude to bear this huge loss.Kudos to the Nigeria Police, as for the culprit they must face justice. Adieu Cynthia

  24. olabisi

    August 23, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I pray to God to give the family fortitude to bear this great loss.may her soul rest in peace.

  25. Eugenia

    August 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

    cruel world indeed.

  26. Oma

    August 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Something tells me that they have an accomplice who works with the hotel.
    Hope the person is caught too.
    God will surely serve justice to these young me who took advantage of an enterprising young woman.
    We can judge her all we can about her not been smart but truth remains that no one is above mistake.
    This brings to light the false sense of camaraderie social media can bring
    God rest your soul Cynthia
    http://lifethroughomaseyes.blogspot.com

  27. angelicjully

    August 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

    this is so disheartening,are these guys devil himself? God only you can save us from this shackles.may Ur soul rest in peace Cynthia

  28. Kem

    August 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    some things still didnt add up though Cynthia is late now but this is an eye opener to every1. Why didnt she discuss this plan with any1: family, friends, etc? why would they come to pick her from the airport and she followed them all d way from Ikeja to Festac to a hotel room and even slept in d same room with them. Cheiiiii, we have thrown caution to d wind!!! Total Strangers!!!! May her soul rest in peace and may we learn from this story, Amen!

  29. Yinka

    August 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

    The whole thing is like a dream or can i say home video ,Thank God for Nigerian police, they really tried this time arround. http://speedyonlinemedia.com

  30. cynthia

    August 23, 2012 at 11:02 am

    i wonder why the media is covering those criminal faces,or is there crime too small to show those evil faces.i can’t still believe it , that humans born of a woman did dis,the day dey gave birth to them ppl will be rejoicing not knowing they re carrying an evil child .GOD have mercy.

  31. D Fairy GodSister

    August 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

    RIP Cynthia. I hope these guys being arraigned now are the actual killers and not unfortunate youth paraded by an overzealous and often inept Police under pressure to perform because of her parentage.
    http://www.fairygodsister.wordpress.com

  32. Moscoprof

    August 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Abeg…i won suggest make dem kill those guys slowly make dem feel d pain dat girl go tru b4 she die…or better still make dem cut their d-…those guys are heartless….

  33. Paloma

    August 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Student!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! imagine what they would do to their classmate or schoolmate whatever…………. in fact, they will pass out to be a professional criminals. RIP Cynthia. Your God is really fighting for you. This shows that you have pure heart when u are alive.

  34. Mr Banks

    August 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    The question we should be asking ourselves now is “are the killers still BREATHING?”…Y wait?>>>execute them!

  35. Mr Banks

    August 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Simply avoidable. Simply unexplainable. Simply evil. SAD!

  36. zeewendy moore

    August 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    May her soul continue2 rest in peace,and for those fools i pray tHey wratH in hell

  37. konnie

    August 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Why are their faces hidden. Can the micro-phones be put any closer to his mouth.
    I guess I am generally pissed about this ladies death.
    Stop making friend over the Internet!!!!!!!. The life you save my just be yours

  38. anonymous

    August 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Must they take her life? Why didn’t they just take whatever they can get from her and let her live? Wicked people, it was their type that endlessly raped a girl in ABSU for hours and till date nothing has been done about that incident.

  39. icekidluvu

    August 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Oh! God what a beautiful fine girl, did’nt even know that people are so heartless in this world did’nt even pity after slepping with her for 12hrs chai!

  40. Sansarai

    August 24, 2012 at 2:14 am

    This situation is sooo heartbreaking. I’ve been really sad and depressed over it. Cynthia was such a beautiful girl with so much promise. Why would these bastards kill her? They raped her…took her money…took her dignity. Why her life too? It’s just so senseless…

  41. Jinkai Daniel

    August 24, 2012 at 10:50 am

    God is teAuthor and the finisher of everything. it is only God that will see them through ……Crying
    Those Two fools dont deserve to live in this world. you dnt even need to take them to court. make hey while sun shine.

  42. nwosu rose August 24, 2012 at 2:o9pm

    August 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    my dear sis cynthia may u soul rest peace, the two monkeys will no see good thing in their life,they don’t no we the other fools like them making there own money, i think ds is the time to kill the two fools because there cup is full of death.

  43. Segun

    August 28, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I hope the bastards that killed Cynthia get the death penalty and they are executed.

  44. kk

    September 6, 2012 at 1:23 am

    those evil boiz cudnt even look into the camera, u sure gotta be heartless to do such a thing; no mercy for them!!!

  45. amky

    September 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I. Believe dat dis guys must ve useed charms on dis girl .this is not ordinary I mean her trip to lagos.its juju charms working on her .

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