Anambra State Police Command has confirmed death of a young lady in a hotel in Awka, Anambra State.
Daily Vendor gathered that the deceased, identified as Chinyere Awada was last Sunday beaten to death by fun seekers and dumped inside the hotel’s swimming pool after being accused of theft.
Police Spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said the suspects were already in police custody while the case was being investigated.
A Staff of the hotel who preferred anonymity, said the deceased, from Nnobi, Idemmili South Local Government Area of the State, was accused of picking money being sprayed by fun seekers on their friend celebrating his birthday at the facility.
He said she did not only pick money being sprayed, but went for bundles of money one of the fun seekers stacked by his seat side to spray on the celebrant.
He said, “Trouble ensued when a man identified as a popular clubber and his friends started beating the lady.
“Some of these girls come to the club just to pick money. While you’re spraying your friends, they will be picking and pocketing the money. But since most men usually get tipsy in club, the girls get away with the money.
“Actually I was not in club the day the incident happened, but I heard the girl went for money that someone kept by his seat side, which he was getting prepared to go and spray. That was what happened.”
Efforts by some others within the premises to rescue the deceased were unsuccessful as the beating continued till she gave up and was dragged outside to the pool.
Reacting, Police spokesperson said, “The birthday celebrant and his friends are already in police custody while the case is being investigated.
“Contrary to what people are saying about the complicity of Cosmila Hotel, we were assisted by the management of the hotel, to arrest the suspects.”