The family of Maj.-Gen. Frank Osokogu (retd.) has yet to collect Cynthia’s corpse from TOS Funeral Services, PUNCH Metro has learnt.
Our correspondent, who visited the mortuary at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on Monday, sighted Cynthia’s coffin at the reception as workers waited for her family members.
One of the attendants, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said the autopsy had been concluded and the corpse dressed up.
“We have stitched up and embalmed corpse and as you can see, her coffin is here already. We are waiting for the family to come and collect it,” he said.
The body was supposed to have been buried last Friday but the police allegedly refused to release it because the autopsy report was needed as evidence.
The postponement, according to family members, was necessitated by the advice of security agencies and medical experts.
Last Friday, an interment ceremony was held in her honour. Cynthia’s father however said when the corpse arrives, it would be buried without a funeral.
A requiem was also held at the St. Dominic Catholic Church, Boji Boji-Owa, Delta State, while a ceremony was held in her honour at her father’s residence on Owa-Ekei Road, Boji Boji.
Cynthia was killed on July 22, 2012, by friends she met on BlackBerry Messenger who lured her to Lagos business purpose.
Meanwhile, two suspects arrested by the police last week, Nonso Ezike and Gideon Okechukwu, will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department this week.
A senior police officer at the SCID told our correspondent that the suspects would also be charged to Yaba Magistrate’s Court before the week runs out.