Friends, family members and neighbors of the
late Cynthia Osokogu last night gathered at the St Morumba Catholic
Church, Jos, for a necessary rite, which will culminate in her remains
being interred in Delta State on Friday.
testimony on behalf of the family, Mr. Ralph Monye said “Friends and
relations, I will tell you not to weep for Cynthia; you rather weep for
her killers because they have committed crime that cannot be compounded.
In law, it means it cannot be settled amicably with the killers. I
wonder how God almighty will forgive them, but I wish God forgives
service was officiated by the parish priest of St Murumba, Jos , Revd.
Father Philip Dung. He was assisted by Revd. Father Peter Ucun, the
principal, St Murumba College, Jos.
In his sermon, the parish
priest, Rev Father Dung, said “Cynthia did not die for nothing because
she died a Christian. She never allowed her educational career and her
business to deprive her from worshipping her creator. But we need to say
this loud and clear to whoever cares to listen, the death of Cynthia is
another sad report card of our nation that fails to protect its
citizens. The case of Cynthia may be one out of many.
“It is time
for government to shift attention to the kind of havoc caused by ICT. We
focused too much attention on fighting Boko Haram and other forms of
terrorism. It is time to focus on cyber made terrorism because it has
claimed lives of many Nigerians silently.
“The case of Cynthia
should be used to salvage other potential victims of cyber crime because
it is obvious that there are so many Nigerians who have gone through
more terrible experiences than that of the late Cynthia.”