Two undergraduate students, who allegedly murdered the daughter of a retired Army General, Cynthia Osokogu, were paraded by the police in Lagos, on Wednesday.

The suspects, Nwabufor Okwumo, a 300-Level student of Accountancy at the University of Lagos and Ezekiel Odera, a 300-Level Accounting student of the Anambra State University, Akwa, lured the deceased to Lagos via social media.

Speaking to journalists, the State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, said that the deceased was drugged and raped by the accused persons, several times before her demise.

According to Manko, the deceased was invited by Okwumo to his Festac residence while chatting with her on the social media.

Manko said that Okwumo had even paid for late Cynthia’s flight ?and arranged a room for her at a Festac town hotel.

It was gathered that the two suspects then connived to drug Cynthia with grounded Rohypnol tablets injected into a her drink, which made her unconscious.

The police boss said that the suspects “then took turn to rape her more than ten times and then used a cellotape to tie her mouth and a chain to tie her legs up.”

The suspects allegedly suffocated the deceased to death when she regained consciousness and started struggling with them.

However, the suspects, in their confession, blamed the devil for their deed.

?The lady (Cynthia) is my friend and she came to Lagos on an invitation after I ?paid for her flight. We wanted to make money from her but we did not find any money with her,” Okwumo said.

“I did not want her to see me escaping from the hotel, which made me to tie her, and unfortunately she died. I regret doing this; the devil pushed me into this.?

Okwumo also confessed to having lured other ladies through the social media to four hotels around Festac town, where he raped or robbed them.

Okwumo’s accomplice, who is also his cousin, Odera, admitted to have been part of various ominous schemes to lure unsuspecting ladies using social media platform.

“We ?have been making money from this Internet babes, which we have been doing for some years,” he added.

The police also displayed recovered items from the suspects, which include: two sunglasses, two syringes, eight wrist-watches, four ATM cards of different banks; one chain and padlock, an international passport, and several complimentary cards.

Other items recovered include, over ten used and unused SIM cards, some pairs of shoes, various Identification cards under different names, as well as their photographs.

Manko, however, warned youths, especially ladies, to be wary of fraudsters who employ the use of social media to lure and commit crime.

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