Two found guilty of killing Cynthia Osokogu

Cynthia Osokogu

A Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Thursday found Ezekiel Eloka and Echezona Nwabufor guilty of the murder of a postgraduate student, Cynthia Osokogu, who they lured from Nasarawa to Lagos before strangling her to death at a hotel in Festac Town, Lagos, in 2012.

Justice Olabisi Akinlade declared that after carefully analysing 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 killed Ms. Osokogu.

She also found them guilty of the second charge of committing felony by stealing her Blackberry phone saying the prosecution has 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.

Ms. Osokogu who met Mr. Eloka on Facebook was lured to Lagos and murdered on July 22, 2012, at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town.

Orji Osita, a pharmacist, was discharged of the charge of recklessness and negligence for selling prescription drugs without prescription which the accused used in drugging the deceased.

The court is still in session.

More details will be provided later.


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  • Tunji Olarewaju

    The wheel of justice grinds slowly but surely, these vermin must be hanged and immediately!

  • Kamalu

    The felons deserve nothing but public death.

  • deltavoice

    Igbo people are too wicked.
    These murderers are cousins, they don’t deserve to live.

    • Mustapha

      That was same thing that Obi Okechukwu of delta said during the civil war but the commander of 3rd marine brigade Major Obasanjo …wondered about that

    • Jaey Myobb

      Exactly. Yet they accuse them their ethnic groups of being wicked. Rubbish

  • El Patron

    I wonder why the pharmacist wasn’t convicted for illegally supplying rohypnol to his friends which was in turn used in drugging the lady.

    • Mustapha

      Maybe u are also guilty of same as u just supplied me with the name of the drug.I need it to bring down this lady that has been eating me blind for months now.

      • El Patron

        Then your story will be just like the fools now sentenced to the hangman. As for how i know the name of the drug, well all I’ll say is some of us have been following this case closely since 2012 hoping for justice

    • Jaey Myobb

      Agreed. The pharmacist should be charged as of. It would teach many more a lesson.

  • uche

    they have been sentenced to death