At last, the anxiety of retired Major General Frank Osokogu and his wife, Joy, over the disappearance of their 24-year-old daughter, Cynthia Udoka Osokogu, is over. But while the anxiety over her whereabouts has been addressed, it has just compounded their agony.
While they were fretting over her whereabouts, after she had left her base in Nasarawa State for Lagos to shop for her boutique called Dress Code, they never knew that her body was lying in a Lagos mortuary. Their sorrow increased last Saturday when the Lagos Police Command identified her body as that of the person that her family had declared missing since July 22.
Sources said the late Cynthia, after leaving Nasarawa State, was welcomed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos by some unknown persons. From the airport, she was lodged in a hotel in FESTAC Town and her trail petered out.
Attempts by her family members and concerned friends to ascertain her whereabouts proved abortive, thereby prompting them to circulate messages on the social media network announcing her disappearance.
None of her family members thought that she could have been dead, as they just thought she missed her way or something less fatal had happened to her.
According to reports, the deceased who until her death was running a postgraduate programme in Public Administration at the Nasarawa State University, was lured to Lagos by a group of men whose stock-in-trade is to lure young girls and kill them after dispossessing them of their belongings.
Born on November 10, 1987, Cynthia was killed three months away from her 25th birthday. Sources close to the family said she was the last born and only daughter of her parents and because of her vantage position in the family, everybody doted on her.