|The pharmacists: Orji Osita & Maduakor Chukwunonso|
Two pharmacists, Orji Osita and Maduakor Chukwunonso (pictured here) charged alongside other suspects in the murder of Cynthia Osokogu Udoka have been set free by the court, ahead of the formal arraignment of the suspects.
Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of State High court 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.
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”.