The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Abuja branch yesterday exonerated a pharmacist allegedly involved in the killing of Cynthia Osokogu Udoka at a Lagos hotel.
A pharmacist who sold Rohypnol Flunitrazepam used to induce the deceased, was arrested alongside other suspects in the alleged murder.
Addressing newsmen on the matter, chairman of the society, Pharm. Superior Atumen said the affected pharmacist would not have known that the drug would be used for such a brutal offence.
According to him the drug is meant to relax a patient and help him sleep, adding that no registered licensed pharmacists will sell a prescription drug without authorization from a doctor.
He added that “a lot of information was missing but reports revealed that the deceased hands were tied with chain, padlocked and her legs, neck and mouth cello-taped, while her killers gave her fist blows all over her body, giving her several human bites, tortured and strangled her to death.”