The killers of Cynthia Osokogu were arraigned yesterday at a Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos on an eight-count charge of felony, conspiracy, murder, robbery and r*pe.
The four accused persons, Okwumo Echezona Nwabufo (33), Ejike Ilechukwu Olisaeloka (23), Orji Osita (32) and Maduakor Chukwunonso (25), who were brought to court in hand and leg chains were verbally assaulted by the crowd that came to witness their arraignment.
Before the court sitting, there was pandemonium as newsmen scrambled to get shots of the suspects, particularly the first and second, who had been avoiding the camera.
“You are ashamed, abi. Why should you be ashamed when you are terrible human beings who deserve to die?” one woman shouted as the two suspects kept their hands tightly on their faces. No plea was taken as the Magistrate only asked if they understood the charge after it was read to them, to which they answered ‘yes’.
The suspects were eventually ordered to be remanded in Ikoyi prison by Magistrate O. S. Aka-Bashorun pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
Meanwhile the remains of Cynthia will be buried on September 17 in Jos.
May soul rest in peace……Amen!!