Five years after the murder of Cynthia Osokogu, a Lagos State High Court has sentenced her killers, Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike to death by hanging.
In 2012, Cynthia Osokogu, a post-graduate student of Nasarawa State University and a boutique owner was lured to Lagos by Nwabufo, a friend she met on Facebook.
She got to Lagos in July 21, 2012 and was murdered the next day by Nwabufo and his friend, Ezike.
They stole her two Blackberry mobile phones, jewelry, a sex toy vibrator, her international passport, and a pair of shoes.
The culprits were arrested after one of them accidentally answered a call on her phone and the call was traced to Festac.
A month after she was declared missing by her family, Cynthia’s corpse was found in a morgue in Lagos.
The judge, while giving her final judgment said,
In judgment, justice is required not only for the victim, but also for the society. In their attempt to steal Cynthia’s property, they stole her life. They were not even remorseful. But for the efforts of the police and the Ministry of Justice, we wouldn’t have been able to do anything. This court cannot change the law. I pronounce the judgment of this court upon you, Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike, that both of you be hung by the neck, until you are dead. May God have mercy on you.
It is good to know that even though it took a long time, her killers did not go free. May her soul rest in peace.