by Isi Esene
The governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday advised Nigerian youth to positively exploit the benefits of social media for the development of the society.
He said this at Boji Boji-Owa while on a condolence visit to the family of Maj.-Gen. Frank Osokogu (rtd.) on the death of their daughter, Cynthia, who was allegedly murdered by acquaintances she reportedly met on a social media site, Facebook.
Governor Uduaghan said, “In developed societies, the social media has been used to promote growth, but unfortunately, some persons now exploit it to cause havoc in the society. Anyone could have fallen victim to the criminals.
“Cynthia’s untimely death is a clear case of betrayal of trust, which will teach us all to be cautious of the type of friends we accept on Facebook.”
The first lady of the state, Roli, who accompanied the governor on the visit, led the gathering to pray for God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The governor reportedly ended the visit by assuring the family that the perpetrators of the alleged crime will be brought to justice.
Cynthia Osokogu was a post-graduate student of Nasarawa State University who was allegedly beaten, raped, and murdered by two men who have been charged to court, alongside two others for murder.