Pharmacists Charged For Cynthia Osokogu’s Murder Set Free

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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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