Leadership (Abuja)

5 September 2012

Nigeria: Cynthia's Murder - More Suspects Arrested - Police

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Cynthia Osokogu

The saga over the gruesome murder of Cynthia Osokogu continued yesterday with the arrest of two other prime suspects.

The police also recovered Osukogu's white Blackberry Bold 5 (9910) from a businessman in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who allegedly bought the stolen phone from her killers.

The police identified the suspects as Nonso Ezike, a younger brother of Chidera Ezike, one of the suspects paraded by the police over Osokogu's death.

Nonso is a graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Nonso is also said to be a second-hand phone dealer at Ladipo Market, Lagos.

He is said to be the receiver and seller of all the phones stolen by the Internet fraudsters.

After his arrest, Nonso said he sold Osokogu's phone for N68, 000 after he bought it from his bother Chidera for N42, 000.

The suspects were arrested by policemen attached to the Area E Police Command in Festac Town, led by the Area Commander, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dan Okoro.

Okoro said electronic policing led to the arrest of the suspect. Confirming the arrests, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, said: "In continuation of our investigation, we arrested two men and recovered Cynthia's blackberry phone. Investigation is still ongoing to arrest others."

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