Court sentences Cynthia Osokogu’s killers to death

Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos island has convicted and sentenced two men to death by hanging for the murder of late Cynthia Osokogu.

Cynthia osokogu Late Cynthia Osokogu, a postgraduate student of Nassarawa State University, was murdered on July 22, 2012 at Cosmilla Hotel, Lake View Estate, Festac Town, Lagos by the men who lured her to Lagos after she met them through a social media platform.

Justice Olabisi Akinlade held that the prosecution proved the case against them beyond reasonable doubts.

In arriving at the judgement on Thursday, the judge held that the prosecution had successfully proven against the two defendants the offences of conspiracy to kill, murder, conspiracy to steal and stealing.

She found the convicts guilty on the strength of the circumstantial evidence and exhibits presented against them by the prosecution, and also based on their confessional statements made to the Police.

The court, however, discharged and acquitted the third and fourth defendants on the ground that the prosecution had not proved its case against them.

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