Woman found stabbed to death in Ebonyi hotel room

knife attack stabbing

Ebonyi State Police Command on Sunday said it had discovered the body of a yet-to-be identified woman in a hotel room in Abakaliki, the state capital.

The command’s spokesperson Loveth Odah said the corpse was discovered at the Crown Garden Hotel located along Afikpo Road in the capital city.

Mrs Odah said the woman had deep cuts on the chest and neck and had been deposited in a mortuary.

Odah added that the victim was found in a pool of her own blood, and that one Uchenna Awoke had been identified as the suspect.

The suspect was said to have made away with all the deceased’s belongings including her phone.

The manager of the hotel Emmanuel Eze and other workers had been taken in for interrogation.

The hotel management has also been accused of negligence.

“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,” Odah said.

A customer of the hotel Sylvester Oduma was said to have led to the discovery of the corpse when he complained of an unpleasant smell from a room next to his.