LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A young lady identified as Chinyere Awuda has been reportedly beaten to death for allegedly stealing a celebrant’s money in Cosmila Hotel in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
According to reports, the lady who hails from Nnobi, in Idemmili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was alleged of stealing bundles of cash being sprayed on a birthday celebrant.
Her body was found in the swimming pool of the hotel, where she was dumped after being lynched by a popular clubber, and his friends.
One of the clubbers accused her of picking money which the birthday celebrant was being sprayed.
“Some others said she did not only pick money but went for bundles of money, which a clubber stacked by his seat side, waiting to spray on the celebrant,” a source told revealed to journalists.
A regular clubber at Cosmila Hotel further said, “Some of these girls just dress up and come to the club and begin to pick money. While you’re spraying your friends, these girls will just be picking and pocketing them. Because men are already drunk in clubs, the girls get away with the money. I was not in the club last weekend, but I heard that 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,”
It was gathered that despite efforts made by other people in the club to rescue the girl, they continued to beat and molest her.
She was later dragged outside the club, and her lifeless body was dumped into the hotel’s swimming pool.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the birthday celebrant and his friends have been arrested 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. Investigation is still ongoing,” the PPRO added.