General’s missing daughter found in Lagos mortuary

:::::The Lagos State Police Command has commenced
investigations into the death of Cynthia Osokogu, the only
daughter of Major General Frank Osokogu (retd), who was
reported missing on July 22, 2012.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Osokogu, who was based in
Nassarawa, went to visit a friend in Abuja before leaving
for Lagos to purchase goods for her boutique.
According to reliable sources, the 24-year-old was received
at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos by unknown
persons, who took her to a hotel in FESTAC area of the
state before she disappeared.
It was learnt that attempts by family members to
ascertain her whereabouts were made more difficult
because none of them lived in Lagos.
As weeks went by, concerned friends and relatives sent
messages through BlackBerry device and social media
about the missing girl but no information regarding her
whereabouts was forthcoming.
But her corpse had been found in a mortuary. It was learnt that family and friends had
thought she was missing because they did not know that she was dead.
One of the sources said, “There are indications Osukogwu, who is a postgraduate student of
Nasarawa State University, was killed at the hotel before her corpse was transferred to the
“Police investigations suggest that Osukogwu was robbed and killed in the hotel she lodged
in by the same people she was supposed to do business with.”
Our correspondent learnt that policemen had interrogated some employees of the hotel and
had arrested some suspects after the hotel management presented CCTV footage of the
culprits while entering her room.
The culprits were said to be the same people who actually paid for her flight ticket to Lagos.
Police sources said the culprits belong to a syndicate that specialised in luring young women
to Lagos for “evil purpose”.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the matter was transferred to Area E Command, FESTAC since July
but family of the deceased only got the news of the incident on Saturday.
It was not clear why the police delayed giving the information to the family.
The spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident but
said she did not have the details as at press time.
However, a reliable source at the station told our correspondent that six people had been
arrested and were being interrogated by the police.
She said, “Six people were arrested on Sunday over the incident and investigations are

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