Suspected Killers Of Cynthia Osokogu Faces Trial In Lagos Court


Four suspects were this morning arraigned before Magistrate Aka  Bashorun of Yaba Magistrate’s court in connection with the murder of the  daughter of a general, Cynthia Osokogu. The suspects are Okwumo Echezona Nwabufor, 33, Ezike Ilechukwu Olisaeloka, 23, Orji Osita, 32, and Maduakor Chukwunonso, 25.

The four suspects arraigned today in Lagos. They were slammed with  an eight-count charge of murder, armed robbery,  administering the late Cynthia with obnoxious substance known as  Rohyenol via Ribena fruit drink, among  others. According to the charge, the suspects also had unlawful sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent.

Their plea was not taken. The court ordered that they should be  remanded in prison custody and their file duplicated for DPP’s advice.

The matter was adjourned till 3 October, 2012.

Cynthia Osokogu, the only daughter of retired Major Frank Osokogu,  was a post graduate student and boutique owner based in Nassarawa State.

She met the undergraduates, who later murdered her, through social networking site Facebook. The principal suspects, Ezike Ilechukwu Olisaeloka, 23, and Okwumo  Echezona Nwabufor, 33, confessed to the police that they lured her to  Lagos from her base in Nassarawa State under the pretext that they are  also into clothing business.

After receiving her at the Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos, they took her to a hotel in Festac Town. Eloka said they later put Rohyenol tablet in her Ribena drink  and slept with her for about 12 hours. After discovering that  Cynthia did not have a lot of money on her as  they earlier presumed, they raped her for 12 hours and later strangled  her.

Following the arrest and subsequent parade of  Olisaeloka and his cousin, Nwabufor, over the murder of Cynthia, three more ladies came forward, saying they were once victims of the alleged murderers. The three women reportedly went to Festac Police Command to write a statement about how  they were drugged, raped and robbed by the suspects now facing trial.



  1. What an evil generation! I believe Cynthia was such a nice girl and trusted that she fall in the wrong hands. The killers are fools. They should have used that contact as opportunity to enable them be her supplirs in lagos. What a colossal lost to the family of cynthia and themselves, now in jail. I wish i have such opportunity they humiliated. I pray God grant cynthia’s family fortitude to bear such irrepairible lost and may her soul rest in peace.


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