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Cynthia Osokogu’s Murderers Sentenced to Death by Hanging

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Cynthia Udoka Osokogu

Two men, who were charged with the murder of Cynthia Osokogu in 2012 have been sentenced to death by hanging.

Premium Times reports that Justice Olabisi Akinlade of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere found Ezekiel Eloka and Okwuoma Echezona Nwabufo guilty of Cynthia’s murder.

They were also found guilty of conspiracy and stealing.

The duo had allegedly lured Cynthia from Nasarawa, where she was undergoing her postgraduate program, to Lagos where they drugged, robbed and killed her at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town on July 22, 2012.

Cynthia’s corpse was discovered in a Lagos morgue a month after she was declared missing by her family.

She was a postgraduate student at the Nasarawa State University and an entrepreneur, who owned a boutique at her base before her death.

She was also reported to have come down to Lagos to purchase new stock for her boutique.

In sentencing the convicts, the judge said “Both of you should be hanged till you are dead. May the Lord have mercy on your souls.”

The pharmacist, Orji Osita, who was arraigned for recklessness and negligence for selling prescription drugs to Ezekiel and Echezona, was discharged.

The murder trial began on February 8, 2013.

 

 

16 Comments

  1. Kay

    March 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Finally! May her soul RIP

  2. Missappleberry

    March 23, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Wow!

  3. chique

    March 23, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Yes! What took the judiciary this long? Anyway more of this…. Especially the current human parts degree holder that was found in Lagos.

  4. Fifi

    March 23, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Praise God, may God continue to comfort her family members Amen

  5. Nunulicious

    March 23, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    She could have been me…a young female working hard ave trying to grow her business. Justice served!

  6. PD Young Billionaire

    March 24, 2017 at 4:07 am

    May her soul continue to rest in peace.

  7. adelegirl

    March 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Very good. Her soul can now truly rest in peace.

  8. Ree

    March 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I hope many young ladies out there will learn from this; greed doesn’t pay.

    • Bay

      March 24, 2017 at 10:04 am

      You are a very stupid person for making this statement.

      Go back and read the story. She traveled to Lagos for BUSINESS, believing she was buying new stock for her boutique from them. Cynthia was not a runs girl but a lady building her business. Where is the ‘greed’ here?

    • abby

      March 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      why did you have to say that @ree…why did u have to be so insensitive…u have a big problem..u silly thing! its okay to shut up when u dont have anything sensible to say

    • "changing moniker"

      March 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      i’m so mad at you I would call you stupid. But I don’t stoop so low.

  9. Lailatu

    March 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

    About time!

  10. daphne

    March 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Pls when are they hanging them…ñd u missed d rape aspect..

  11. Temi

    March 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I DO HOPE WHEN THEY HAD THEIR LAST BREATH.. THEY SAW THE PORTRAIT OF THE YOUNG WOMAN THEY KILLED FOR NOTHING. WELL DONE !!!!!!!! AN EYE FOR AN EYE. LET THEM ROT IN HELL.. AND MAY HER SOUL REST IN HEAVEN.

    • Charles

      March 27, 2017 at 12:17 am

      Your saying rubbish

  12. Charles

    March 27, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Enough!!!! I am very disappointed at you all, you can’t repay violence with violence “Two wrongs don’t make a right”. You all call yourself Christians and you act like pagans. “Death by hanging” is a taboo, Why can they give fair sentence? For Christ Sake this is not 100 bc,

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