Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has advised that the social media be used positively for the development of the society rather than for criminal activities.
Dr Uduaghan, who gave the advice at Boji Boji-Owa when he visited the family of retired Major General Frank Osokogu to condole them over the tragic death of their daughter, Cynthia, said that some persons now exploit it to cause havoc in the society.
According to him, the social media has been used to promote growth and development in the developed societies but lamented that some Nigerians were exploiting it negatively.
“The social network should be used for the development of the society like in the developed societies and not for criminal purposes … anyone could have fallen victim to the criminals”, he stated.
Besides, the Governor described the untimely death of the 24 years old Cynthia Osokogu as clear case of betrayal of trust adding that anyone would have fallen victim to the criminals.
However, he said that the unfortunate incident should serve as a lesson for everyone, stressing: “this will teach us to be cautious of the type of friends we accept on facebook”.
He commiserated with the bereaved family urging them to rely on God for strength and expressed the hope that justice would be done as those already arrested in connection with the crime would contend with the law.
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa representing Delta North Senatorial District and the Obi of Owa, Efeizomor 11, joined Major-General Frank Osokogu and the wife, Joy-Nkem to receive the Governor when he visited with wife, Deaconess Roli.
The State’s first Lady, Deaconess Roli Uduaghan led the audience in prayers for the bereaved family praying that God should grant the Osokogu family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Late Cynthia Osokogu, a graduate of Nasarawa state university, Keffi held a post graduate degree in Public Administration and was into private business before her untimely death in the hands of friends made through the social media.
She is survived by her parents and three brothers.