18 December 2012

Nigeria: Cynthia - Court Grants Bail to Pharmacist

Magistrate Court adjourns till February 2013 ( Resource: Court Adjourns Cynthia Osokogu's Hearing )

A magistrate court in Yaba, Lagos, yesterday, granted bail to Orji Osita, a pharmacist with Oxpharm Pharmacy, after he was arraigned over alleged involvement in the murder of Miss Cynthia Osokogu, who was murdered in a hotel at Festac Town, Lagos on July 22.

Osita, who was yesterday re-arraigned before Magistrate Aka-Bashorun, would be standing trial before the High Court alongside three other suspects, Okwumo Nwabufo, Ejike Olisaeloka and Nonso Ejike.

It will be recalled that the court had ordered Osita's re-arrest during the previous sitting, after he was earlier released by Justice Adeniyi Onibanjo of Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja, but Director of Public Prosecution's second advice later found him culpable on two count charges of reckless and negligent act contrary to section 249 (1) of the criminal law of Lagos state 2011.

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