We Have Not Abandoned Cynthia’s Corpse -Family



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Family members of  late  Cynthia Osokogu have debunked media reports  that they have abandoned  her  corpse with the police. Flight Lieutenant Kenneth UcheChukwu Osokogu in a statement on behalf of the family said the report was “ totally false” adding that “the question of abandonment does not arise in the first place. The Police have not called the family in respect to picking the corpse.”

In the statement released today ,the family said “It has come to our notice that some journalists who have no respect for the ethics of Journalism have gone print with false information that The Family of the Late Cynthia Osokogu have been reluctant to claim her corpse from the Police. This is totally false. The question of abandonment does not arise in the first place. The Police have not called the family in respect to picking the corpse.”

Continuing, the statement said “The case is still at d Magistrate level, magistrate is just a holding court, and cannot try Murder. The  2nd hearing is fixed for 3rd October 2012, which we believe that the case would be transfered to the high court and afterwards the police can seek for permission to release the corpse for burial. We are not in a haste to bury her as Justice must take its full course.”

Read  below, the Official Statement from The family:

It has come to our notice that some journalists who have no respect for the ethics of Journalism have gone print with false information that The Family of the Late Cynthia Osokogu have been reluctant to claim her corpse from the Police. This is totally false. The question of abandonment does not arise in the first place. The Police have not called the family in respect to picking the corpse.

The case is still at d Magistrate level, magistrate is just a holding court, and cannot try Murder.( The ) 2nd hearing is fixed for 3rd October 2012, which we believe that the case would be transfered to the high court and afterwards the police can seek for permission to release the corpse for burial. We are not in a haste to bury her as Justice must take its full course.

My dad just spoke to the police in charge and his response was that we should not mind unprofessional journalists.. The police only got clearance from the pathologist 2 days ago and the pathologist isn’t around, he traveled, so the post mortem report has not been collected.

However, the family has resolved to fix the new date for Friday 5th October, if all goes as planned. The family advises the press to seek info from the police or any family member before publishing, we are always open and would provide any information we seek if we have the power to do so.

Thank you.

Flight Lieutenant Kenneth UcheChukwu Osokogu for the family

 


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