A Nigerian Police Investigative Officer attached to Area E command of Festac Town Police station,Mr. Joseph Edo today told an IKeja High Court how Facebook tragic girl, Cynthia Osokogu(24) who was allegedly murdered in a hotel room last year July was chained and strangled to death by her killers.
The late Cynthia was allegedly drugged and murdered in Cosmilla hotel, Festac Town in Lagos by Okwumo Nwabufor and Olisaeloka Ezike, who are charged on allegations bordering on conspiracy to commit murder, murder and felony. She met the duo on Facebook.
Also, Osita Orji, a Pharmacist who sold the Rophynol drug to the alleged murderers, is accused of reckless and negligent act while Nonso Ezike, who bought the deceased’s Blackberry phone, is charged with possession of stolen property.
Mr. Edo led in evidence by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice,Mr Ade Ipaye told the court that Okwumo Nwabufor while being interrogated at the police station verbally attacked Olisaeloka Ezike that he should have confessed to the police that he(Ezike)chained and strangled the late Cynthia to death.
In his words,”Nwabufor confronted Ezike at the station saying why did you bring me to the police to arrest me? Why didn’t you tell them you strangled the deceased to death?.”
The police officer further said that the defendant confessed to him and his team how Ezike after killing the late Cynthia,placed her international Passport on her chest and took her photograph with his blackberry phone.
The inspector said Nwabufor further revealed that Ezike subsequently sent the pictures of the deceased to his laptop.
He further disclosed that investigation revealed that the defendants ground a Rophynol drug into a powder substances,mix it with water and injected it into a Ribena pack which was given to late Cynthia to drink.
He also said the police recovered some properties of late cCynthia at the residence of one of the suspected killers(Ezike).
The properties which were tendered as exhibit include two international passports belonging to late Cynthia, a drivers licinece also in the deceased name,a sex toy vibrator,Jewelries,a pair of shoes and two bags.
Other properties recovered includes a laptop,two phones,sun glasses and chain alleged to belong to the suspected killer.
Justice Akinlade adjourned the matter till 5 July, 2013 for continuation of trial.