Four suspected killers of Cynthia Osokogu, daughter of a former army general, are to appear again before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court on October 3.
The suspects, Okwumo Nwabufo, 33; Ezike Olisaeloka, 23; Orji Osita, 32; and Maduakor Chukwunonso, 25, were on Monday, August 27, slammed with an eight-count charge of felony, conspiracy, robbery and murder.
Their charge sheet states that the suspects murdered the deceased by administering her with ‘Rohypnol Flunitrapezam’, binding, torturing, and strangling her.
It is also alleged that the suspects, along with some others at large, raped and robbed the deceased of valuables that included an International passport, a mobile phone, shoes, bags, wrist watches and jewellery.
The first and second defendants, Okwumo and Ezike, had earlier been paraded by the Police and had admitted luring Cynthia to Lagos via the social network, drugging, binding, assaulting and killing her.
However, the third and fourth defendants in the matter were identified as attendants at Oxpharm Pharmacy, at Festac town, where the drug used on the deceased was allegedly bought.
The presiding Magistrate P. Adekomaiya during the August 27 proceedings asked the police prosecutor, Ag. SP Chukwu Agwu to forward the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutors (DPP) for Lagos State and ruled that the case be adjourned to October 3, for mention, pending the advice of the DPP.
Meanwhile, the management of Cosmilla Hotel located at Lake View Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Festac Town Extension, Lagos, where Cynthia Osokogu was murdered has sacked some workers over their alleged complicity.
It was gathered that the sack was in connection with the way the suspects who are now facing murder charge at a Lagos court lodged in the hotel without proper record.