Thursday 23 August 2012


This is a touching tragic story (especially for facebook social users) to learn one lesson or the other. My imagination is just about how young men of nowadays opted for crime and killing as the only option to survival.

The murders were young guys between ages 23 and 33 namely Echezona Nwabufor (33) and Ezekiel Nnechuwu Olisa Eloka (23) who narrated how they murdered the young Cynthia Akuzogwu Udoka with a false pretence of friendship and having goods to sell to her.

According to the murderers, we met her on the facebook on our blackberry and we invited her to come to Lagos with the aim of taking care of her expenses while in Lagos or going back. Cynthia was strangled to death in order to steal her money.

According to one of the suspects, we thought Cynthia had a lot of money in her possession but we did not find a reasonable amount of money on her after the evil act. Recalling what transacted, the suspects told media that when she got to Lagos through a flight from Abuja, she was taking to a hotel in Festac where she was lodged. There in the hotel, Reflon tablet was administered in her Ribena drink to make her sleep but this had little effect on her so we tied her up and used cellotape to cover her mouth. After that, we beat her to tell us where she kept the money. “When we didn’t get any money from her, we tied her mouth and strangled her and then we abandoned her in the hotel and fled.”

According to PM News;
The Area Commander, Area ‘E’ Police Command, ACP Okoro added that the suspects who are undergraduates of Nigerian universities were nabbed through the call logs of the telephone conversations they had with the late Cynthia who was a post graduate student of Nasarawa State University.
After the suspected killers strangled Cynthia and abandoned her in the hotel, the hotel management deposited her corpse at the mortuary of Isolo General Hospital in Lagos.
ACP Okoro stated that many ATM cards, about 23 SIM cards, different identity cards were recovered from the suspects.
Police sources said the two suspects will soon be arraigned in court to answer a charge of murder.
Meanwhile, the late Cynthia’s best friend, Aishatu Ene Ella, has paid a glowing tribute to the deceased.
She said: “In the last few days, I have seen my heart torn, stripped and broken into pieces, first by the disappearance and death of my dearest friend and secondly by the wickedness exhibited by Nigerians passing judgment on someone they never knew or met.”

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