A yet-to-be identified woman has been murdered in a Hotel room, located along Afikpo Road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
The victim is alleged to have been stabbed to death by one Uchenna Awoke, suspected to be her boyfriend.
PUNCH reports that the corpse was discovered by another hotel user, Sylvester Oduma, who smelt an unpleasant odour oozing out of the victimâ€™s room. â€œI 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.â€ â€œImmediately, 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.â€ According to Oduma, the suspect was also said to have made away with all the belongings of the deceased, including her phone, so that he could not be tracked.
Loveth Odah, the state police spokesperson confirmed the incident.
Odah told newsmen thatÂ the victim had deep cuts on the chest and neck, and had been deposited in a mortuary.