She disclosed this at the ECWA Staff new GRA home at Farin-Gada area of Jos in an interview with journalists.
Narrating the ordeal that warranted the ransom, the mournful mother stated that “on Sunday July 22nd, she (late Cynthia) called me to tell me that she had arrived Lagos to collect some goods that had just arrived from overseas and promised to come and see me immediately she arrived from Lagos.”
She further explained that when she did not call back on the day she was supposed to arrive, “I called her number and it wasn’t going…I went to the police to complain… when we called the number again…someone picked it up and… told me she was in Symbol hospital in Benin which turned out to be a fake hospital.”
“They said they had kidnapped her and demanded for N20million with a fake account number.”
She stated that the kidnappers got back in touch with the family after a fortnight to inform them of the killing.
“Two weeks later they told me that I should not bother to call again, that she had been killed…it was after this that I declared her missing” she said.
Meanwhile, Major General Frank Osokogu (rtd), father of the late Cynthia Osokogu, said that the death of his daughter has not been in vain.
The retired general, who disclosed this while addressing journalists, said “Cynthia’s death serves as a caution to youths who get to know friends on social media and venture to meet them.”
Describing the daughter’s action as an adventure which became too costly, Osokwu asked youths to be watchful over what they do on the social media platforms.
The late Cynthia attended Command Secondary School, Jos where she won many laurels and she graduated from Nassarawa State University, from the Department of English Education at the age of 21.