Cynthia’s murder: Pharmaceutical group petitions prosecutor over member’s trial
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN), has petitioned the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, to properly review the murder case of Cynthia Osogoku to ensure that pharmacists were not persecuted wrongly.
The national president of PSN, Mr. Azubike Okwor told journalists on Thursday that if the suspects were not found guilty of the crime of rape and armed robbery, they should be handed over to the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria, (PCN), for proper discipline for selling drugs without prescription.
Mr Okwor says that if the liability of the two pharmacists was limited to the sales or alleged sale of Rohypnol to clients they do not know and never collaborated in the condemnable crime.
He noted that it would be logical to believe there might have been breaches of professional ethics, adding that the law provides that such matters to be dealt with by the Pharmacists’ Council of Nigeria.
The suspects, Okwumo Nwabufo, Ezeike Olisaeloka, Orji Osita and the pharmacists that sold the drug, Rohypnol Flunitrapezam-Maduakor Chukwunonso, are standing trial on an eight-count of felony, conspiracy, robbery and murder.