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What I Caught on TV!

The news of Cynthia Akuzogwu Udoka’s death has left a wave of shock, distrust, pain and cry for justice. I cannot begin to imagine what her family will be going through at this time. It is every parent’s nightmare! The 25 year-old was killed by two university students who lured her to Lagos, paid her flight, lodged her in a hotel, then drugged her drink and proceeded to rid her of all her possession and eventually killed her. As the news affirmed, these were young men she met on Facebook whom she had hinted about her plan to run a clothing business and they had told her she could get good prices from them…as far as we know, that was what encouraged the relationship with these men who turned out to be murderers!

A sad end to a promising life! The virtual world is as real as we want it to be!

What can we learn from this sad incident? *RIP Cynthia*

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    August 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Neva to trust anyone….but wait a minute, what is the social media turning into….

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    prisca Eke
    August 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I was sent something like dat last 3months,but i was scared of plane crash and i pull out,am. D’ only daughter,so am always careful,our social network hav notin to blame foR,is just dat some of us making use of it are so desperate to to b rich from it,like dating a rich guy u dnt know just pictures. So dis is a mind didnt accep it i was strong enough cus d’ offers were so tempting.

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      August 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Na wa oooooo,wat is dis world turning into.

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    August 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Its scary o but the same social medias has d good,bad n ugly side. Most couples today met online thru d so called facebook. Its a matter of luck

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    adeboye abioye
    August 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    mind what you share with people on social networks also may GOD protect us all from strange people with evil thought

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    August 24, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Nobody is worth to be trusted

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    August 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Indeed a very sad story and a great eye opener.
    This world is such a wicked place, no kidding anymore

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    August 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Something like dis has happened to me before. I met a guy on fb and I went to his place to see him. He was with his friends and I was d only lady. This thing that happened to cynthia can happen to anybody cos I was so lucky about that…..never trust anybody.

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    August 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    don’t trust strangers. be highly discipline in all.bcos d heart of man is desperately wicked just has d” HOLY BIBLE says”


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    Dzifa D
    August 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Very sad story..
    but i really think that facebook or other social media friends you don’t know personally shouldn’t be believed or trusted if i may say… its just full of formality, since we all tell lies on this platforms… we all need to be careful…

    Social Media craze…

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    Deborah Raymond
    August 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

    dont trust anybody may her soul rest in peace

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    August 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    God pls help us

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    August 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

    We shd be careful of people we met on all dis social network.

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    August 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Trust no one. We in this part of the world have to be very careful since the Government cannot offer adequate protection for lives and monitoring for the social media, the best we can do is protect ourselves. Thank God the evil doers were aprehended.

    RIP Cynthia.

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    August 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

    The story was really touchy. I think we all have to be careful not to trust the wrong person(s). RIP CY

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    August 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Its just unfortunate that she met the wrong ones with devilish minds tru the social means, its so sad she is late and may her soul rest in perfect advice is we should always let people close to us know about our whereabout no matter what, maybe if she had confided in one or two persons she would have been advised against going to those devils in human form.its just a pity.may her soul rest in peace and may God console her family

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    August 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    one need to be xtra careful in dis life we are in. Trust no body. the heart of men is filled wit evil. d thought of many people out dere is basicaly on how to kill pple and use dem for rituals. God save us frm dis evil people. amen. RIP CYNTIA

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    August 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    The world is full of dangerous people and we meet dem everywhere and everytym but we do not no dat it is dem.this could hv happen 2 me becos I hv tried dis kind of tin once being d only daughter and d first child but God in his infinite mercy said no.I hv learnt not 2 trust no one and also 2 be very careful on hw I relate wit people both online and abuja where am staying,where dis wicked souls kill girls anyhow and dump their bodies on the road.I just pray dat her soul will rest in peace and dat God should alwz fight and protects us all.amen

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    August 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    not all dt glitters r gold,,may her soul rest in peace,RIP,,GOD pls protect & save ur people!

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    August 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    darling you got the victims name wrong! still loving your blog.

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    August 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    so what’s the victim’s name? Don’t be an imbecile. Google is your friend!

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    August 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    always follow wat ur mama says, ‘never talk 2 strangers’ especially on social media

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    America;The land of the brave
    August 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This is so annoying and sad.
    Justice should be meted out!
    An eye for eye.

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    August 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    We should be more careful abt ow we relate wit ppl frm d internet. Dis same tin could av happened 2 anyone. I almost witnessed same bt 4 d luck of d airforce officer friend I had in d airport @ lagos, I was able to avoid it. The guy claimed 2 be an agent recruiting models for adverts in lagos. I noticed dat these guys were fraudsters nd my friend adviced me 2 go back home. I quickly took a flight back 2 Portharcourt nd I thank God nothing happened to me.

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    August 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Very sad

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    August 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    learn to trust no one the bible warns against it.

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    August 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Ladies should be careful. VERY CAREFUL to be precise. Social networks are good but we need to be wise and most importantly, continue to ask for GOD’s GRACE and remain within his boundaries. Cynthia may ur soul RIP and may GOD comfort your family members AMEN.

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    August 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    May her soul RIP…

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    August 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Quite pathetic!..we hav 2 b careful, d world is evil. .if we must meet new ‘online’ frnds face 2 face, plz an open place is a beta venue. Besides, certain importnt stufs abt us n our plans shld be confidential.
    God rest ha soul.

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    August 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    may she find peace wt her creator she was a beauty!

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    August 25, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I feel so mch for her family, I also read d gist on net dat wen her body was found, some items dat were recovered from her were condoms and vibrators, even d killers claimd dat they did nt have sex wit her bt rather they used d vibrator on her. Now, my point is wat kind of cloth business wil she be doing wit a vibrator and condom? As a young girl wat kind of cloth business wil b transactg wit two full blooded men in a hotel room? I don’t expect this frm her bcos her father is rich, so wat cud she b lookg for? Its nt gud to speak evil of d dead, so all I wil say to her is RIP cynthia!

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    omali maryann nwakife
    August 25, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Please my people is it a crime to trust? Is it a crime to make friends from social network? Why are men wicked! What have we done? Since I heard this, I have done nothing but cry cry cry. Why why why!!!

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    omali maryann nwakife
    August 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Since I heard about cynthia’s case, I have been crying asking myself certain questions. Is it a crime to trust people? Is it a crime to make friends from social network? What’s cynthia’s crime? That she trusted the people of her tribe she met on facebook, is it a crime? Why are men this wicked to us women? What have we done wrong? Why is this world wicked!!!

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    omali maryann nwakife
    August 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Since I heard about cynthia’s case, I have been crying asking myself certain questions. Is it a crime to trust people? Is it a crime to make friends from social network? What’s cynthia’s crime? That she trusted the people of her tribe she met on facebook, is it a crime? Why are men this wicked to us women? What have we done wrong? Why is this world wicked!!!

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    August 25, 2012 at 10:09 am

    May her soul rest in peace! Saddly this atrocities are not limited to internet datings or relationships. Everyday I her about ppl killing their wives or girlfriends of many years ,so what do you make of that,just recently I read about a man who killed his wife and two children,last year a guy killed his banker wife,another killed his girlfriend at 1004 in lagos,yet another killed his fiancee for reasons best known to him. My question is what advice would you have given to these women,wr they desperate,wr they doing things with ppl they just met and didn’t know? Whatever we do is in the hands of God you can do so much to protect yourself and be careful but ultimately our very excistance,our going out and coming in,our minute by minute activities ,the success of it all lies in the hand s of the Almighty! So I say to us all the solution ,the only way out is pray ,pray without ceasing and if you don’t know how to have someone who will stand in gap for you in prayers. I pray but am not particularly good in it but I know importance of prayers so I have my mother praying for me 24/7 that way I know am coverd all the time!!

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    August 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Her parent Should log on to her Facebook account and check on her messages. They would be able to know who she actually chatted with. Read there conversations, get thé pictures of these boys and their personal info. That way they would be able to trail them. That’s if actually they used their original pictures on Facebook… Girls be careful of who you make friends with, who you chat with and who you give your personal info to. People out there are desperate. Both boys and girls. May god help us all and never to become a victim of such. Amen…

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    sunday joseph
    August 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Ladies pls. Becareful

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    August 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    In 2006. I had such an invitation. And mine was such a sweet and enjoyable trip. My sister rest in peace. Destiny difers.

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    Nkeasi Joan
    August 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    May her soul RIP but we need to think wisely before taking any decision in our lifes and always pray for Gods guidance in everything that we do

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    August 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    You may have your dreams
    But everyone is not as nice as you think
    or as they say
    The world is cold
    In spite of all these, you can achieve your dreams
    but you need tact and caution and God’s direction

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    Sunshine Francis Agaba
    August 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    d damage hav already bin done. But d trut is, i tink is not all about TRUST but GREED. Many pple greeds hav cost dem collosal damage. How wil she just fall so easily and agreed 4 a trip frm a total starnger? But den, i dont wnt 2 blame d dead coz destiny hav played its part.. But somtyms i tink we allow human hand n materialism 2 quicken our death bcoz weda u lyk it or not, d grave yard is full of great men n women who neva fulfil dere God givin poptential bcoz of lack of patience, greed, and our passion 4 worldly tins. We’ve got choice 2 make n some decide 2 put an end 2 dere’s so soon… It really hurt 2 c u go dis way deary. May ur soul RIP n may d culprit neva fynd peace for takin a preicous lyf.. TILL we MEET again CYNTHY..!

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    August 27, 2012 at 7:20 am

    A big lesson to the youths…No one should be trusted. All i can say is May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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    August 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    we can’t be too careful with people, lesson learnt the hard way. people should make good sure they know someone well enough and pls tell your family or friends exactly where you are going to and people you are meeting so as to know your whereabout

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    Sanya Oyesanya
    August 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    It is quite unfortunate that a well brought up and enterprising lady ended this way. While one can socialize on these networks, basic tenets of life should not be forgotten, especially from ladies point of view.
    Care must be taken in disclosing financial status and first meeting should be outside the territory of the guy that is inviting you, must be during the day and a friend of yours than could form an independent opinion even when you are carried away probably with the lies from the person inviting you.
    Avoid a lonely visit in an enclosure for a good while while you must appear moderately.

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    August 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Life is indeed filled with horrifying things, no wonder the bible says Becareful for nothing..This a life lesson we all have to emulate from,ideal moorons hovering over the net seeking for whom to devour or steal from, we all have one stories from d past to tell, oneway or the other we are victims of circumstances, i learnt alot every day of my life.This social meduim are all meant for fun,.love, sharing,giving,making new responsible friends,helping one another, even doing genuine online businesses, even marketing products.but what now? evil rakers have destroyed the joy of making new friends .i read all through about this innocent little girl whom was so naive,she trusted unknown because she wanted to take risk so as to breakthrough in life without her knowledge of their evil intentions…lord” how can we ever trust people again.i once added a guy on netlog network not knowing he was the dare devil.i was too smart for him and on a faster lane, i kept boombarding him with questions while chatting that even made him to confess,it was horro and dissapointment to me,for even having the mind to faking his identity..ladies, becareful,There are still good people out there.but becareful for nothing.Not all that glitters are gold.Steph thanx for sharing this.cheers”

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    August 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    In life one need to be extremely care..this should sound as a warning to every one, I feel so sorry for family of the deceased, I pray the Lord give them the fortitude to bear the lost. RIP cyndy…

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