Anambra State Government has announced the closure of Wintess Garden Annexe, Ifite Awka, over a viral pool sex video that was linked to the facility.
The action was to enable the government and security agencies to conduct investigations into the matter, commissioner for culture, entertainment and tourism, Donatus Onyenji, who signed the order for closure on Thursday, said.
According to Onyenji, the closure of the hotel was in line with the provisions of the Anambra State Tourism and Hospitality Law 2016.
The commissioner revealed that the hotel filed an application dated August 31 before the government for operation permit.
“However, while the process is ongoing, our attention has been drawn to the social media video of live sex and pornographic content (sex party) conducted on Sept. 3 at an open place in your hotel/facility.
“This and other such indecent operations and unholy acts of public show of indecency must not be allowed in any hotel in Anambra.
“The Government of Anambra hereby directs the management of the hotel to shut down operations, pending further investigations and review of its application,” Onyenji said.