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Cynthia Osokogu’s Case Latest News: Facebook Lover Killers Planned Murder B/4 Her Arrival In Lagos

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Cynthia Osokogu’s Case Latest News: Facebook Lover Killers Planned Murder B/4 Her Arrival In Lagos

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Feb 28, 2014 – Cynthia Osokogu’s Case Latest News: Facebook Lover Killers Planned Murder B/4 Her Arrival In Lagos

A prosecution witness, Joseph Edo, yesterday, told a Lagos High Court that alleged killers of Facebook lover, Cynthia Osokogu, planned their dastardly act days before she was murdered.

Led in evidence by Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye, the witness detailed how the second defendant, Olisaeloka Ezike, went to Agboju Market at the instance of Okumo Nwabufo (first defendant) to procure chain and sellotape, which they allegedly used in terminating the life of their victim.

“It is the defendants’ stock-in-trade to invite women to hotels, drug and rape them”, Edo told Justice Olabisi Akinlade.

Okumo and Ezike, the witness alleged, actually planned to murder Cynthia on her arrival in Lagos.

“From my investigation,” he said, “I discovered that the first defendant sent the second defendant to Agboju Market to buy the instruments they used for the operation – chain and sellotape – few days before Cynthia was killed. The second defendant (Ezike), after getting the items and while still at the market, used his phone to snap them and forwarded the picture to the first defendant (Nwabufo).

“He equally sent Nwabufo a text message from his phone asking if, ‘this was the chain and sellotape you asked me to buy?’

“Nwabufo replied Ezike that it will be okay for the job. The messages are all in their phones,” Edo alleged.

The third defendant, Orji Osita (a pharmacist), Edo stated, aided the primary suspects to commit the crime when he allegedly supplied them the Rohypnol used in subduing Cynthia before they ended her life.

The witness also said that the fourth defendant, Nonso Ezike, dishonestly received Cynthia’s Blackberry phone from his elder brother, who is the second defendant.

Meanwhile, Justice Akinlade has admitted the confessional statements of Nwabufo and Ezike and the video evidence made at Festac Police Station on August 20, 2012.

The defendants had earlier, objected to the admissibility of the pieces of evidence, alleging they were obtained under duress.

But ruling on the objection, Justice Akinlade held that the defendants’ claims of being forced through torture to confess to Cynthia’s murder were concocted as there was no evidence placed before the court to back their allegations.

The prosecution, the judge held, proved beyond reasonable doubt that the statements were voluntarily made. A scrutiny of the confessional statements, Justice Akinlade ruled, did not show they were made under duress.

“The defendants were questioned in an open place and were also asked by the Area Commander if they made their statements voluntarily, which they attested in the affirmative.

“Moreover, from the video evidence, the defendants looked well and untortured. It was when the Area Commander realised their narration was the same as contained in their confessional statements that he requested for a cameraman to video them,” Justice Akinlade held.

[By Chris Iwarah, Daily Sun]

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11 Comments

  1. Janet milton

    February 28, 2014 at 4:00 AM

    evil evil guys wickedness is written all over their faces
    Only God knows what Cynthia went through in their hand

  2. mina jay

    February 28, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Hmmmmm! wickness fear *** boys especially the ones that live in festac.

  3. Pelumi Israel

    February 28, 2014 at 5:16 AM

    rip cynthia hope ur case has thought other ladies to beware of these wicked guys. They are everywhere in the world not in Nigeria alone

  4. zee

    February 28, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    Cynthia is not totally wrong.i hav met a lady on fb.and yet anoda on 2go.i dnt rape any of them.what a wicked guys

  5. uchenna O

    February 28, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    The leason is for everybody (male & female), i remember a story of a young man that was invited by a female facebook friend to visit her, when the youngman arrived and the lady noticed that her guy is from a rich home, she arrange with bad boys to kidnap her visitor and they demanded N6m from his family, the amount was later negotiated down to N4m and was delivered to them but unfortunate the receiver was caught on his way back home with the money, that was how the lady was expose of conniving with them, so beware guys. thanks

  6. Bolaji

    February 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    My problem wit our ppl is dat we don’t learn, despite dis practical horible exprience, ppl stil faling victim of dis wicked ppl, l hope 1 day we A goin 2 hear word.

  7. Lekan Feyisan

    February 28, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    RIP Cynthia.
    It is “cellotape” from the word cellulose @ Naijagists. Keep up the gud work.

  8. GOODNEWS

    February 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    WONDERFUL THINGS MUST HAPPEN WHEN WE CALL JESUS CHRIST NAME. HE IS THE ONLY DELIVERER

  9. Chizoba

    March 1, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    God Will Judge Them

  10. Ify kid

    May 9, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Rip my sister wld forever miss u.ur killers wld never go unpunished both here on earth and b4 God

  11. engr Precious

    December 6, 2016 at 6:05 AM

    Rip Cynty baby ur families and the whole world missed u, its very painful honestly, nevertheless your spirit must fight your killers

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