JUST IN: Court Sentences Cynthia Osukogu's Killers To Death By Hanging

Published 2 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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at 05:08 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)

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A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere has sentenced Ezekiel Eloka and Echezona Nwabufor to death by hanging for the murder of a post-graduate student, Cynthia Osokogu, who they lured from Nasarawa to Lagos before strangling her to death at a hotel in Festac Town, Lagos, in 2012.
Delivering her judgement, Justice Olabisi Akinlade declared that after carefully analyzing the evidence presented before the court, testimonies of prosecution witnesses, and confessional statements the deceased made to the police, she was left with no doubt that the accused were guilty of killing Ms. Osokogu.
She also found them guilty of the second charge of committing felony by stealing her Blackberry phone, saying the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused intended and in fact took the life of the deceased in the process of stealing her phone and belongings. She also found the duo guilty of the first and third charge – conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to steal.


Orji Osita, a pharmacist, who was initially released unconditionally but rearrested again, was discharged and acquitted of the charge of recklessness and negligence for selling drugs without prescription which the accused used in drugging the deceased.

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chukkychukky at 05:25 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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may der soul rest with cynthia.

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Larry28 at 05:25 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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What goes around comes around. Roll Eyes
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deboalabi262 at 05:27 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Good judgement; TIT for TAT -NO mercy...... Sad Sad Sad

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WhaleDog at 05:48 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Good judgement for Cynthia ,but the judge aquitted the third party involved in the crime even when there's vindictive evidence before the court .Orji the pharmacist may not get death penalty but should be punished for concealment of felony charge .Orji being Igbo knew the intention of the principal accused objective before handling them the exhibit used in murdering Cynthia .Therefore,to discharge Orji the pharmacist is unfair to Cynthia .He can't claim being oblivious of the mission and objective of the accused .

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akinmanchy at 05:55 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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What a sweet judgement, an eye for an eye

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akinmanchy at 05:55 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: WhaleDog on 05:48 PM, 23/03/2017
Good judgement for Cynthia ,but the judge aquitted the third party involved in the crime even when there's vindictive evidence before the court .Orji the pharmacist may not get death penalty but should be punished for concealment of felony charge .Orji being Igbo knew the intention of the principal accused objective before handling them the exhibit used in murdering Cynthia .Therefore,to discharge Orji the pharmacist is unfair to Cynthia .He can't claim being oblivious of the mission and objective of the accused .
Hmmmmm I think u have a very good point there

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24magic at 06:10 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Well crime doesn't pay
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Zaki68 at 07:22 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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FREETHINKER WILL BE VERY BITTER NOW, HIS BROTHERS!!!!!!
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Otikadinje at 08:04 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Nice judgement.

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osarobo62 at 08:53 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: WhaleDog on 05:48 PM, 23/03/2017
Good judgement for Cynthia ,but the judge aquitted the third party involved in the crime even when there's vindictive evidence before the court .Orji the pharmacist may not get death penalty but should be punished for concealment of felony charge .Orji being Igbo knew the intention of the principal accused objective before handling them the exhibit used in murdering Cynthia .Therefore,to discharge Orji the pharmacist is unfair to Cynthia .He can't claim being oblivious of the mission and objective of the accused .
good assessment, except that that allegation could not be proved LEGALLY. socially ,we all know but legally we can't say that he knew.
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AmazingMarie at 09:39 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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may her soul rest in peace
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AmazingMarie at 09:45 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: WhaleDog on 05:48 PM, 23/03/2017
Good judgement for Cynthia ,but the judge aquitted the third party involved in the crime even when there's vindictive evidence before the court .Orji the pharmacist may not get death penalty but should be punished for concealment of felony charge .Orji being Igbo knew the intention of the principal accused objective before handling them the exhibit used in murdering Cynthia .Therefore,to discharge Orji the pharmacist is unfair to Cynthia .He can't claim being oblivious of the mission and objective of the accused .

the pharmacist may not have known the intention of the other two convicts because they may have lied to get the medication. in Nigeria we know what is obtainable most people buy drugs that are strictly sold on prescription without requisite prescription. Though he ought to be punished for violating the medical ethics but the judge may not have seen any credible evidence that will indict him of a lesser offence sentiments apart. this is good judgement.
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AmazingMarie at 10:00 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: WhaleDog on 05:48 PM, 23/03/2017
Good judgement for Cynthia ,but the judge aquitted the third party involved in the crime even when there's vindictive evidence before the court .Orji the pharmacist may not get death penalty but should be punished for concealment of felony charge .Orji being Igbo knew the intention of the principal accused objective before handling them the exhibit used in murdering Cynthia .Therefore,to discharge Orji the pharmacist is unfair to Cynthia .He can't claim being oblivious of the mission and objective of the accused .

the pharmacist may not have known the intention of the other two convicts because they may have lied to get the medication. in Nigeria we know what is obtainable most people buy drugs that are strictly sold on prescription without requisite prescription. Though he ought to be punished for violating the medical ethics but the judge may not have seen any credible evidence that will indict him of a lesser offence sentiments apart. this is good judgement.
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tommy70 at 10:59 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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FIRST TIME HEARING AND SEEING GOOD NEWS COMING OUT FROM NAIJA.
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jp-free at 03:19 AM, 24/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Very Good! no time wasting get it done fast
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Naijasharon at 04:30 AM, 24/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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These murderers would have continued to kill nonstop if they hadn't been caught. Heartless murderers.
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tonext777 at 07:49 AM, 24/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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judgement at last
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nickville at 08:35 AM, 24/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Good judgment atlast, he who kill by the sword must die by the sword. heartless fellows...
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Larry28 at 09:39 AM, 24/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Very good judgement. They should taste what she tasted. Electrocution would hv been better sef.
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