It has been four years since Cynthia Osokogu, a postgraduate student of Nasarawa State University, was murdered in a FESTAC hotel, Lagos. A Lagos High Court will, on March 23, deliver judgment in the trial of the four suspects fingered in her murder.
During the adoption of the final written addresses by all counsel in the case on January 12, 2017, Justice Olabisi Akinlade of a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, set March 23 as the date when judgment will be delivered.
Osokogu had visited Lagos in 2012 and was invited to Cosmilla Hotel in Festac town by a lover she allegedly met through Facebook.
The four suspects standing trial for Osokogu’s murder are Okwumo Nwabufo, 33; Olisaeloka Ezike, 23; Orji Osita, 33, and Ezike Nonso, 25.
Their arraignment in court was on a six-count charge of conspiracy, murder, stealing, recklessness, negligence and possession of stolen goods with trial beginning on February 8, 2013. All four suspects, however, pled not guilty to all counts.
Cynthia Osokogu’s corpse was discovered in a morgue in Lagos after a month-long search upon declaration by her family that she had gone missing.
Osokogu, until her death, owned a boutique and was visiting Lagos to buy products for resale when she met her untimely death.