Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Pharmacists Charged for Cynthia Osokogu's Murder Set Free

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Suspected murderers of Late Miss Cynthia Osokogu Udoka

Ahead of the formal arraignment of the suspects in the murder of Cynthia Osokogu Udoka before the state High Court, two pharmacists, Orji Osita and Maduakor Chukwunonso charged alongside the accused have been set free by the court.

Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo ordered their release from detention while giving his ruling in a motion filed by the two accused persons.

The Director of Public Prosecution, had in his advice dated Nov 1, 2012 declared that the two pharmacists were not culpable of the charge of murder and other charges.

However, the other accused, Okwumo Echezona Nwabufo and Ezike Ikechukwu Olisaeloka were found culpable.

Granting the pharmacists' release, Justice Onigbanjo held: "Having carefully considered the process filed in support of this application and the contents of the Director of Public Prosecution's advice dated Nov. 1, 2012. attached as exhibit OEI to the 2nd respondent's affidavit of response to this application to the effect that the applicants (the pharmacists) be released unconditionally since they have no case to answer.

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