The body of a yet-to-be identified lady was found in a room at the Crown Garden Hotel located on the Afikpo road in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state on December 16th Sunday. This was revealed by the Ebonyi state police command spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah.
One Sylvester Oduma, who lodged in the hotel room and whose complaint led to the discovery of the corpse, stated
“I arrived at the hotel on Sunday, paid for a suite and checked into the hotel only to perceive an unpleasant odour oozing out of the next room, which became unbearable. I quickly drew the attention of the management of the hotel to the unpleasant odour and they opened the door and found the lifeless body of a fair lady in the room. Possibly, she was stabbed to death by her supposed boyfriend identified as Uchenna Awoke.
“Immediately, the police were contacted and a team of officers arrived at the scene. The policemen immediately arrested all the management officials and staff of the hotel and took them away. The policemen evacuated the corpse and deposited it in a morgue.”
According to newsmen at the scene, the deceased was found with deep cuts on her neck and chest. She has been deposited in a morgue while one Uchenna Awoke, her supposed boyfriend, has been arrested in relation to her death.
The command spokesperson also said the manager of the hotel, Emmanuel Eze, and other hotel staff have been arrested due to negligence on their part.
“The manager of the hotel, the supervisor and other workers of the hotel were taken to the station for questioning and I must confess to you that the whole thing is negligence on the part of the hotel management.
“How can a guest be murdered in a hotel room and days after, the management was not aware of the incident? We will investigate the matter properly and I assure you, the perpetrator(s) of the act must be arrested and prosecuted.
“All we are asking is for the members of the public to avail the police of useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect.” she stated.