The parents of slain Cynthia Osokogu have described the death of their
only daughter as devastating, illogical and highly incomprehensible
saying though vengeance belongs to God, those who perpetrated the
dastardly act should be brought to book so as to deter those who take
pleasure in killing innocent people at will.
Speaking at their ECWA Staff new GRA home at Farin-Gada area of Jos, the
parents in separate interview to newsmen further described the late
Masters Degree student as a very intelligent girl who was not playing
pranks but had a promising future, full of life. According
to the father, Major-General Frank Osokogu (rtd), the dead of their
daughter though painful and shocking has not been in vain as it is a
caution to youths who get to know friends on social media of whatever
name and venture to meet the unknown people. Osokogu described the daughter’s action as an adventure which was a bit too much.....
However, the mother, Chief (Mrs.) Joyrita Osokogu who said she had been
of fasting since their daughter went missing disclosed that she had some
worry because the daughter was too fast in life and accomplished so
much in her young age that she had to caution her on the need to settle
down in marriage.
According to her, “My daughter had been very wonderful and intelligent,
she attended Command Secondary School, Jos where she won many laurels
and she graduated from Nassarawa State University with good grades at
the age of 21 and she read English Education.
“She was Miss NYSC Batch ‘B’ 2010; she was a queen as she was a
runner-up in Miss Nigeria 2010 which she participated. She was studying
Public Administration in her Masters programme and just finished her
exam before she met her untimely death”. The late Cynthia was working with the just folded up MTN call centre in
Jos and was running her boutique, Dress Code in Keffi in Nassarawa
She stated that Cynthia was not living a rough life and she was urging
her to think about getting married and she promised she will introduce
her fiancé to the parents very soon. Both parents confirmed they did not know about their daughter’s death on
time as her killers took her phone and kept promising them that she was
in a hospital which they gave the name as Symbol hospital in Benin but
the hospital turned out to be a fake one.
Her killers eventually told the family of Cynthia’s death and the MTN
assisted the family in the tracking the area where the calls were made
from to Festac town in Lagos. They said it was when friends whom she told of her trip to Lagos to get
her goods did not see her return on the appointed day that they got
worried and called the family. Meanwhile, Miss Patience John, the sales girl who assisted the late
Cynthia in her boutique described her late boss as very humane and
always treat her well.
A condolence register has been opened in her family home and
sympathizers who had one good thing or the other to say about her were
seen signing the register.