Oct 6, 2012

Cynthia Osokogu Finally Buried At A Private Ceremony

The body of late Cynthia Osokogu was finally laid to rest on Friday at the family’s compound on Owa-Ekei Road, Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Cynthia’s corpse was released by the Lagos State police to her family in Lagos early Friday after about a month of autopsy test on the body has finally put an end to the controversies generated by the continued retention of the corpse.

According Saturday Tribune, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed that the police in the state had given the family, the go-ahead to pick the corpse for burial.

Her corpse arrived at her family compound at about 3.00pm to the sombre atmosphere and immediately proceeded to the graveside ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Fr. Leonard Biachi of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Boji-Boji Owa.

The ceremony, which lasted about 25 minutes was witnessed by few of her beloved ones in line with the family’s decision to keep it low as a funeral mass was held earlier on September 7, 2012 held in her honour at the St. Dominic Catholic Church.

Speaking to newsmen after the interment, Frank Osokogu, father of the deceased, remarked that it was “a difficult vacuum to fill if you can even fill a vacuum, but life goes on.”

He said he was confident that justice would be done in the murder case, adding that the family was impressed with the reaction of the security forces especially the police since the incident occurred.

He also thanked the press generally for the role they played while the mourning lasted, soliciting that the tempo should be sustained.

May her soul rest in peace.

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