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It was also very clear that the first defendant was untruthful and deceived the court.

Cynthia was also a former model.

She was described as hardworking, loving and industrious by her family. She sentenced the duo to 14 years imprisonment for the first count, three years imprisonment each for the third and fourth counts. Her third elder brother, Mr. Tony Azubike Osokogu, lived in Greece. Nonso was docked for selling items stolen from Cynthia. “In judgment, justice is required not only for the victim, but also for the society. The confessional statement of the accused is consistent with the state of the body and consistent to the medical evidence. A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc. Newsmakersng learnt that she modeled herself on her idol – Tyra Banks. Then, they placed a call to the hotel reception and told them to get “the body of that bastard” out of the room. All the accused faced a six-count charge of conspiracy, murder, stealing, recklessness, negligence and possession of stolen goods. On the seventh day, she recalled that one of the men picked her call and told her that Cynthia was sick. She had participated in beauty pageants and was preparing to contest for the Miss Nigeria Crown, when she became friends with the stalkers on Facebook. She believed them. But for the efforts of the police and the Ministry of Justice, we wouldn’t have been able to do anything. News contents; Cynthia Osokogu’s killers to die by hanging. Justice Olabisi Akinlade of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced to death, two of the four persons accused of killing Cynthia Osokogu, the Nasarawa State University postgraduate student. Her mother advised youths to be very cautious of making friends with people that they did not know. “The person experiences loss of muscle control, confusion, drowsiness and amnesia. So she went upstairs, knocked again. Nonso Ezike (Nwabufo's younger brother) was charged with being in possession of the three stolen blackberry mobile phones belonging to the late Cynthia Osokogu. Download Vanguard News App. So, the manager told her to call the room through the intercom. Designed by Inventrium, CYNTHIA OSOKOGU: Court Sentences Killers To Death! So she noted that and she was also aware that the other person was still occupying the room. The #EndSARS protests have crossed a two-week threshold. The hotel management directed her to use the master key to access the room, as a last resort. She said that the Court would not entertain delay tactics from any counsel to forestall justice in all cases.

They were, discharged and acquitted by Justice Akinlade. She had ordered that one of the sureties must be a serving Director at Ecobank Plc and the other a licensed pharmacist. The first defendant then operated the Blackberry phone to reveal the chain used in tying his victim. Yoruba in Kwara, Kogi demand merger with South-West. She was a graduate of English Language at Nasarawa State University and was pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration in the same institution after resigning from a job with MTN. The court could not find him guilty because there was no evidence to corroborate the second accused testimony that it was the pharmacist that sold the drug to him. Cynthia Osokogu’s killers to die by hanging. All Rights Reserved.

Soon, they were asking her to pay ransom. It has been revealed that the men allegedly behind Cynthia Osokogu’s death, recorded their evil acts. The witness added that he and his team followed the first defendant to his home in Festac and recovered the said laptop, along with some phones and various network SIM cards. Cynthia Osokogu was allegedly killed on July 22, 2012, at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town, Lagos.

Cynthia’s murder through the use of social media numbered among several of such cases around the world. They lie on the floor, eyes open, able to observe events but completely unable to move.

The two young men picked Cynthia up from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and drove her to Cosmilla Hotel in Lakeview estate in Festac Town. “They were not even remorseful. Before passing judgment, the judge asked the accused if they had anything to say. They were sentenced to 14 years in jail for conspiracy to commit murder, three years for conspiracy to commit felony by stealing, and three years for stealing a Blackberry phone. Waqaar Khan, Marcus Woolcock, Kadeem Bourne, Keenan Kelly and Zahid Chaudhary were found guilty of a total of 18 offences just before last Christmas. Technical Feedback: whatsapp 08023469027 Cynthia Osokogu . Victor Okpara, who spoke for all the defence counsels, said that the trial was fair. She said that the sureties must be resident in Lagos, with evidence of tax payment dating back to three years. The court discharged the fourth accused, Nonso, saying that the prosecution could not prove the case of receipt of stolen phones of the deceased.. …The Long Story, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Oyo / Ogun Gist – 08055103311, 08055103240, How AlphaVision Boss, Tajudeen Adepetu, Marked His 50th B’Day, Ambode To Construct 6,000-Bed Hostel In LASU, “We Will Enforce Ban On Public Protests To The Letter” …Lagos police command, Soldiers Take Over #EndSARS Protest Locations, #EndSARS Convener, Segun Awosanya, Withdraws from Protest, Says Movement Planning to Overthrow Govt.

A person can be so incapacitated (made unable to act) they collapse. But Cynthia never knew that Nwabufor had been stalking her for months, patiently gaining her confidence through frequent chats and postings. Learn how your comment data is processed. The accused Okwumo Nwabufo, and Olisaeloka Ezike, the judge ruled, will die by hanging. Like we have seen in the case of my daughter, such friends may have ulterior motives." She was targeted, because the suspects had figured out that she was the daughter of a retired Army general. “I pronounce the sentence of this court upon you Nwabufo and Olisaeloka, that both of you be hanged by the neck until you be dead. Counsel for Orji and Nonso had requested bail for their clients and Justice Akinlade had granted bail to Orji with two sureties. The five men, who are all from the city, plied their victims with alcohol and drugs before the attacks in 2015 and 2016. Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and felony. “The killers of my daughter demanded a ransom of N20 million from my son, Flt- Lt. Kenneth Osokogu… After the two left in the morning, his brother came to take over the room. The suspects were arraigned on a six-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, murder, stealing, recklessness, negligence, and possession of stolen goods. Just in. The accused Okwumo Nwabufo, and Olisaeloka Ezike, the judge ruled, will die by hanging. © 2020 Newspeak & Associates Optimized by IChannelTech. Print This Article . The pathologist also revealed that Cynthia had suffered pulmonary Oedema, an overweight of the lungs from being soaked by blood. Several other men were arrested in connection with the crime including the pharmacist who sold the Rohypnol to the suspected killers without a prescription, their driver who always accompanied them during their robberies and a "fence"— the man who sold Cynthia's and the other victims goods.[6].

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May God have mercy on you,” Akinlade said. The judge held that the circumstantial evidence brought by the state in proof of the six counts of conspiracy, murder and stealing against the accused persons were cogent, complete, unequivocal and compelling.

The duo were sentenced to death after they were found guilty of the murder… She owned a boutique 'Dress Code' which she opened in Keffi, a town in Nasarawa State in 2007.

Cynthia Osokogu. She had achieved much by age 24. Circulation Executive, Debo Oyinlola - Operations Controller, Adebimpe Adeniji - Front Office Desk, Unknown to them, there was a hidden CCTV camera in the hotel which recorded part of the event. She asked their accomplices, Orji Osita and Ezike Nonso, to go home and sin no more. The six-count charge of conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, rape, “unlawful administration of obnoxious substance” and “forceful administration of obnoxious substance” with a view to causing bodily harm were read to them. [14] The court granted bail to Orji Osita and Ezike Nonso, while the other two who allegedly committed the offence of murder were remanded at the Kirikiri prison, Lagos. Akinlade had frowned at the delay by the second defendant’s counsel, A. Nwachukwu, in filing his final written address. “Rohypnol is sold in Europe and Latin America as a sleeping pill, but it is illegal in the United States”, © Chronicle.ng 2019 - All Rights Reserved. When Ms. Njebu resumed the next day by July 22, Vivian handed over to her and gave her details about the room already occupied. But for the efforts of the police and the Ministry of Justice,  we wouldn’t have been able to do anything.

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