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Cynthia Osukogu’s killers sentenced to death

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Cynthia Osukogu’s killers sentenced to death

The family of Cynthia Osukogu may have finally gotten justice, as two men accused of killing her about five years ago were on Thursday sentenced to death.

Cynthia Osukogu, a postgraduate student of Nasarawa State University, was allegedly murdered in a Lagos hotel by her two friends she met on facebook.

Her corpse was found on July 22, 2012, at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town, Lagos.

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Two of the suspects, Okwumo Nwabufo (33) and Olisaeloka Ezike (23) were sentenced to death by Justice Olabisi Akinlade of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos, in a case that began on February 8, 2013.

They were apprehended while trying to sell of some items belonging to Miss Osukogu.
Two other accused persons, Orji Osita (33) and Ezike Nonso (25) were however discharged and acquitted as the court ruled that the prosecution failed to proof its case against them.

Before passing judgement, 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.

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